John Martin

1789 - 1854

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John Martin (19 July 1789 – 17 February 1854) was an English Romantic painter, engraver and illustrator. He was celebrated for his typically vast and melodramatic paintings of religious subjects and fantastic compositions, populated with minute figures placed in imposing landscapes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of John Martin has received more than 56,791 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). John Martin is the 652nd most popular painter (up from 764th in 2019), the 1,362nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 1,531st in 2019) and the 15th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, John Martin ranks 652 out of 1,428Before him are Jean-Baptiste Regnault, Andreas Achenbach, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Nicolas de Largillière, Jean Fautrier, and Anton Ažbe. After him are Hans Hartung, David Roberts, Michael Ancher, Francesco Solimena, Jens Juel, and Donald Judd.

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Among people born in 1789, John Martin ranks 16Before him are Heinrich Schwabe, Abbas Mirza, Princess Charlotte of Denmark, Princess Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel, Carl Gustav Carus, and Maria Szymanowska. After him are Friedrich Wilhelm Schadow, Marcellin Champagnat, Princess Amélie Louise of Arenberg, Joseph, Duke of Saxe-Altenburg, Nicolas-Charles Bochsa, and Silvio Pellico. Among people deceased in 1854, John Martin ranks 11Before him are Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen, Charles III, Duke of Parma, Abbas I of Egypt, Johann Peter Eckermann, Karl Adolph von Basedow, and Józef Elsner. After him are Princess Louise Amelie of Baden, Zénaïde Bonaparte, Pierre Alphonse Laurent, Jeremias Gotthelf, Kamehameha III, and Almeida Garrett.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, John Martin ranks 1,362 out of 6,924Before him are Emilia Clarke (1986), John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute (1713), Gary Lineker (1960), Ruth Belville (1854), John Bowring (1792), and Christine Keeler (1942). After him are William Prout (1785), Chris Patten (1944), William Sturgeon (1783), Martin Gore (1961), Ceawlin of Wessex (600), and Katharine, Duchess of Kent (1933).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, John Martin ranks 15Before him are Joseph Wright of Derby (1734), Leonora Carrington (1917), Frederic Leighton (1830), John Tenniel (1820), Edmund Leighton (1852), and Thomas Lawrence (1769). After him are David Roberts (1796), Evelyn De Morgan (1855), George Stubbs (1724), Arthur Rackham (1867), John Collier (1850), and John William Godward (1861).