Lorenzo Ghiberti

1378 - 1455

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Lorenzo Ghiberti (UK: , US: , Italian: [loˈrɛntso ɡiˈbɛrti]; 1378 – 1 December 1455), born Lorenzo di Bartolo, was a Florentine Italian artist of the Early Renaissance best known as the creator of the bronze doors of the Florence Baptistery, called by Michelangelo the Gates of Paradise. Trained as a goldsmith and sculptor, he established an important workshop for sculpture in metal. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lorenzo Ghiberti has received more than 508,816 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 43 in 2019). Lorenzo Ghiberti is the 7th most popular sculptor (up from 9th in 2019), the 272nd most popular biography from Italy (up from 300th 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 7 out of 190Before him are Auguste Rodin, Phidias, Myron, Polykleitos, Praxiteles, and Benvenuto Cellini. After him are Alberto Giacometti, Camille Claudel, Lysippos, Antonio Canova, Constantin Brâncuși, and Henry Moore.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Lorenzo Ghiberti ranks 272 out of 4,088Before him are Gianni Versace (1946), Pope Siricius (334), Longinus (100), Pope Sixtus I (42), Pope Alexander III (1100), and Pope Urban III (1200). After him are Pope Felix I (300), Catiline (-109), Antonio Meucci (1808), Enrico Dandolo (1107), Pope Benedict XIII (1649), and Pope Pelagius I (505).

Among SCULPTORS In Italy

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