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Lorenzo Ghiberti

1378 - 1455

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Lorenzo Ghiberti (UK: , US: , Italian: [loˈrɛntso ɡiˈbɛrti]; 1378 – 1 December 1455), born Lorenzo di Bartolo, was an Italian Renaissance sculptor from Florence, a key figure in the Early Renaissance, best known as the creator of two sets of bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, the later one called by Michelangelo the Gates of Paradise. Trained as a goldsmith and sculptor, he established an important workshop for sculpture in metal. His book of Commentarii contains important writing on art, as well as what may be the earliest surviving autobiography by any artist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lorenzo Ghiberti has received more than 610,417 page views. His biography is available in 46 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Lorenzo Ghiberti is the 10th most popular sculptor (down from 7th in 2019), the 328th most popular biography from Italy (down from 272nd in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Italian Sculptor.

Lorenzo Ghiberti is most famous for his bronze doors on the Baptistery of Florence.

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Among sculptors, Lorenzo Ghiberti ranks 10 out of 189Before him are Praxiteles, Polykleitos, Benvenuto Cellini, Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, and Lysippos. After him are Antonio Canova, Constantin Brâncuși, Bertel Thorvaldsen, Scopas, Alexander Calder, and Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi.

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Among people born in 1378, Lorenzo Ghiberti ranks 1After him are Hongxi Emperor, Vittorino da Feltre, Catherine of Burgundy, Louis III, Elector Palatine, Ostoja of Bosnia, and David Stewart, Duke of Rothesay. Among people deceased in 1455, Lorenzo Ghiberti ranks 3Before him are Pope Nicholas V and Fra Angelico. After him are Pisanello, Isabel of Coimbra, Edmund Beaufort, 2nd Duke of Somerset, and Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lorenzo Ghiberti ranks 328 out of 4,668Before him are Nino Rota (1911), Umberto I of Italy (1844), Antonio Meucci (1808), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), Duccio (1255), and Pope Sylvester III (1000). After him are Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), Geta (189), Reinhold Messner (1944), Pope Paul I (700), Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), and Lucky Luciano (1897).

Among SCULPTORS In Italy

Among sculptors born in Italy, Lorenzo Ghiberti ranks 2Before him are Benvenuto Cellini (1500). After him are Antonio Canova (1757), Jacopo Sansovino (1486), Luca della Robbia (1399), Nicola Pisano (1225), Andrea Pisano (1290), Giovanni Pisano (1248), Alessandro Algardi (1595), Jacopo della Quercia (1374), Andrea della Robbia (1435), and Bernardo Rossellino (1409).