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Luca della Robbia

1399 - 1482

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Luca della Robbia (, also US: , Italian: [ˈluːka della ˈrobbja, - ˈrɔb-]; 1399/1400–1482) was an Italian Renaissance sculptor from Florence. Della Robbia is noted for his colorful, tin-glazed terracotta statuary, a technique that he invented and passed on to his nephew Andrea della Robbia and great-nephews Giovanni della Robbia and Girolamo della Robbia. Although a leading sculptor in stone, after developing his technique in the early 1440s he worked primarily in terracotta. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Luca della Robbia has received more than 175,437 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Luca della Robbia is the 22nd most popular sculptor (down from 20th in 2019), the 758th most popular biography from Italy (down from 679th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Sculptor.

Luca della robbia is most famous for his sculptures of children.

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Among sculptors, Luca della Robbia ranks 22 out of 189Before him are Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, Giambologna, Marie Tussaud, Henry Moore, Lars Vilks, and Jacopo Sansovino. After him are Nicola Pisano, Paul Landowski, Andrea Pisano, Giovanni Pisano, Antoine Bourdelle, and Jean-Antoine Houdon.

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Among people born in 1399, Luca della Robbia ranks 2Before him is Xuande Emperor. After him are John, Count of Angoulême, Zara Yaqob, Sophia of Montferrat, and Nicolò Tron. Among people deceased in 1482, Luca della Robbia ranks 5Before him are Mary of Burgundy, Margaret of Anjou, Hugo van der Goes, and Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli. After him are Federico da Montefeltro, Lucrezia Tornabuoni, Philibert I, Duke of Savoy, Gedik Ahmed Pasha, William III, Landgrave of Thuringia, Giovanni di Paolo, and Louis of Cyprus.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Luca della Robbia ranks 758 out of 4,668Before him are Giovanni Paisiello (1740), Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Jacopo Bellini (1396), Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1590), Tarcisius (263), and Jacopo Sansovino (1486). After him are Marcus Claudius Tacitus (200), Poggio Bracciolini (1380), Isabella d'Este (1474), Maria Ludovika of Austria-Este (1787), Pope Stephen V (850), and Nicola Pisano (1225).

Among SCULPTORS In Italy

Among sculptors born in Italy, Luca della Robbia ranks 5Before him are Benvenuto Cellini (1500), Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), Antonio Canova (1757), and Jacopo Sansovino (1486). After him are Nicola Pisano (1225), Andrea Pisano (1290), Giovanni Pisano (1248), Alessandro Algardi (1595), Jacopo della Quercia (1374), Andrea della Robbia (1435), and Bernardo Rossellino (1409).