Lucas Cranach the Elder

1472 - 1553

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Lucas Cranach the Elder (German: Lucas Cranach der Ältere German pronunciation: [ˈluːkas ˈkʁaːnax dɛɐ̯ ˈʔɛltəʁə], c. 1472 – 16 October 1553) was a German Renaissance painter and printmaker in woodcut and engraving. He was court painter to the Electors of Saxony for most of his career, and is known for his portraits, both of German princes and those of the leaders of the Protestant Reformation, whose cause he embraced with enthusiasm. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucas Cranach the Elder has received more than 629,331 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 53 in 2019). Lucas Cranach the Elder is the 67th most popular painter (down from 64th in 2019), the 120th most popular biography from Germany (down from 111th in 2019) and the 4th most popular German Painter.

Lucas Cranach the Elder is most famous for his painting of Adam and Eve, which is also known as "The Garden of Eden".

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Among painters, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 67 out of 1,428Before him are Diego Rivera, Théodore Géricault, Georges Seurat, Giovanni Bellini, Jean-Antoine Watteau, and Frans Hals. After him are Honoré Daumier, Piero della Francesca, Gustave Doré, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Henri Rousseau, and Alfred Sisley.

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Among people born in 1472, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 1After him are Fra Bartolomeo, Bianca Maria Sforza, Piero the Unfortunate, Wang Yangming, Simon of Trent, Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, and Marie of Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme. Among people deceased in 1553, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 4Before him are François Rabelais, Edward VI of England, and Şehzade Mustafa. After him are Michael Servetus, Şehzade Cihangir, Pedro de Valdivia, Charles III, Duke of Savoy, Maurice, Elector of Saxony, Girolamo Fracastoro, John Dudley, 1st Duke of Northumberland, and Erasmus Reinhold.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 120 out of 5,289Before him are Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Arminius (-17), Novalis (1772), Willy Brandt (1913), and Ernst Röhm (1887). After him are Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Henry the Fowler (876), Bruce Willis (1955), Alfred Jodl (1890), Charles the Fat (839), and Frederick III, German Emperor (1831).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

Among painters born in Germany, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 4Before him are Albrecht Dürer (1471), Peter Paul Rubens (1577), and Caspar David Friedrich (1774). After him are Max Ernst (1891), Matthias Grünewald (1480), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Hans Memling (1435), Franz Marc (1880), Gerhard Richter (1932), Emil Nolde (1867), and Albrecht Altdorfer (1480).