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 83,324 page views. His biography is available in 30 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Karel van Mander is the 302nd most popular painter (down from 284th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 100th in 2019) and the 20th 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 302 out of 1,428Before him are David Teniers the Younger, Carl Spitzweg, Léon Bakst, Horace Vernet, Alexander Archipenko, and Francesco Melzi. After him are Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Francesco Primaticcio, Félix Vallotton, Rosalba Carriera, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, and Alexej von Jawlensky.

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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 Bianca Cappello, Honda Tadakatsu, William V, Duke of Bavaria, Palma il Giovane, Sebastián Vizcaíno, 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, 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 110 out of 899Before him are Corneille Heymans (1892), David Teniers the Younger (1610), Anne of France (1461), André Grétry (1741), Jacky Ickx (1945), and Marie José of Belgium (1906). After him are Joseph Plateau (1801), Morris (1923), Eugène Ysaÿe (1858), François Vatel (1631), Pierre Louÿs (1870), and Adriaen Brouwer (1605).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Karel van Mander ranks 20Before him are Pieter Claesz (1596), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Frans Snyders (1579), Joachim Patinir (1480), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), and David Teniers the Younger (1610). After him are Adriaen Brouwer (1605), Pieter Coecke van Aelst (1502), Bartholomeus Spranger (1546), Félicien Rops (1833), Fernand Khnopff (1858), and Constantin Meunier (1831).