Lawrence Alma-Tadema

1836 - 1912

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Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema (; born Lourens Alma Tadema, Dutch: [ˈlʌurəns ˈɑlmaː ˈtaːdəˌmaː]; 8 January 1836 – 25 June 1912) was a Dutch painter who later settled in the United Kingdom, becoming the last officially recognised denizen in 1873. Born in Dronryp, the Netherlands, and trained at the Royal Academy of Antwerp, Belgium, he settled in London, England in 1870 and spent the rest of his life there. A painter of mostly classical subjects, he became famous for his depictions of the luxury and decadence of the Roman Empire, with languorous figures set in fabulous marbled interiors or against a backdrop of dazzling blue Mediterranean sea and sky. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lawrence Alma-Tadema has received more than 824,871 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia. Lawrence Alma-Tadema is the 212th most popular painter (down from 201st in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 72nd in 2019) and the 14th most popular Dutch Painter.

Lawrence Alma-Tadema was a Dutch painter. He is most famous for his paintings of ancient Rome, Greece, and Pompeii.

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Among painters, Lawrence Alma-Tadema ranks 212 out of 2,023Before him are John William Waterhouse, Alexandre Cabanel, John Everett Millais, Georgia O'Keeffe, Dieric Bouts, and Paul Delvaux. After him are Antoine-Jean Gros, H. R. Giger, Pierre Bonnard, Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis, Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark, and Petrus Christus.

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Among people born in 1836, Lawrence Alma-Tadema ranks 8Before him are Wilhelm Steinitz, Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Léo Delibes, Sophia of Nassau, Ferdinand Cheval, and Francis II of the Two Sicilies. After him are Sakamoto Ryōma, Marie Henriette of Austria, Henri Fantin-Latour, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Jules Chéret, and Hassan I of Morocco. Among people deceased in 1912, Lawrence Alma-Tadema ranks 11Before him are Jules Massenet, Frédéric Passy, Bram Stoker, Edward Smith, Karl May, and Thomas Andrews. After him are Robert Falcon Scott, Joseph Lister, Auguste Beernaert, Luitpold, Prince Regent of Bavaria, William IV, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Benjamin Guggenheim.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Lawrence Alma-Tadema ranks 71 out of 1,646Before him are Gerrit Rietveld (1888), Ronald Koeman (1963), Jacob Roggeveen (1659), Nicolaas Bloembergen (1920), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), and Dieric Bouts (1415). After him are Rob Rensenbrink (1947), Dries van Agt (1931), Dick Advocaat (1947), Peter Canisius (1521), Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), and Hugo de Vries (1848).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Lawrence Alma-Tadema ranks 14Before him are Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Han van Meegeren (1889), Pieter de Hooch (1629), and Dieric Bouts (1415). After him are Petrus Christus (1410), Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612), Lucas van Leyden (1494), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Gerard ter Borch (1617), and Gabriël Metsu (1629).