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Karel van Mander

1548 - 1606

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Karel van Mander (I) or Carel van Mander I (May 1548 – 2 September 1606) was a Flemish painter, poet, art historian and art theoretician, who established himself in the Dutch Republic in the latter part of his life. He is mainly remembered as a biographer of Early Netherlandish painters and Northern Renaissance artists in his Schilder-boeck. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karel van Mander has received more than 111,507 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia. Karel van Mander is the 304th most popular painter (down from 301st in 2019), the 112th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 110th in 2019) and the 21st most popular Belgian Painter.

Karel van Mander is most famous for his book "Het Schilderboek" (The Book of Painters) which was published in 1604. This book is a biographical dictionary of Flemish and Dutch painters, and it is the first book to provide a comprehensive list of artists who worked in the Netherlands.

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Among painters, Karel van Mander ranks 304 out of 1,421Before him are Salaì, François Gérard, Thomas Couture, Masolino da Panicale, Viktor Vasnetsov, and Horace Vernet. After him are Pieter Aertsen, Francesco Albani, Alexander Archipenko, Rosalba Carriera, Philipp Otto Runge, and Hendrik Goltzius.

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Among people born in 1548, Karel van Mander ranks 6Before him are Giordano Bruno, Simon Stevin, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Francisco Suárez, and Vincenzo Scamozzi. After him are Honda Tadakatsu, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Bianca Cappello, Fatma Sultan, Palma il Giovane, and Antonio Priuli. Among people deceased in 1606, Karel van Mander ranks 4Before him are Guy Fawkes, False Dmitry I, and Justus Lipsius. After him are Stephen Bocskai, Alessandro Valignano, Boşnak Derviş Mehmed Pasha, Giovanni Andrea Doria, Guru Arjan, Johann VI, Count of Nassau-Dillenburg, Turibius of Mogrovejo, and John Lyly.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Karel van Mander ranks 112 out of 1,019Before him are Paul Delvaux (1897), Frans Snyders (1579), Gertrude of Nivelles (626), François Vatel (1631), Henri Pirenne (1862), and Henri Vieuxtemps (1820). After him are Jacob Obrecht (1457), Charles Theodore, Elector of Bavaria (1724), Henri, Count of Paris (1933), Henry VI, Count of Luxembourg (1240), Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz (1787), and Louis, Prince Napoléon (1914).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Karel van Mander ranks 21Before him are Pieter Claesz (1596), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Félicien Rops (1833), Joachim Patinir (1480), Paul Delvaux (1897), and Frans Snyders (1579). After him are Adriaen Brouwer (1605), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502), Fernand Khnopff (1858), Bartholomeus Spranger (1546), and Bernard van Orley (1487).