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Lucas Cranach the Elder

1472 - 1553

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Lucas Cranach the Elder (German: Lucas Cranach der Ältere [ˈluːkas ˈkʁaːnax deːɐ̯ 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. He was a close friend of Martin Luther. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucas Cranach the Elder has received more than 903,839 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. Lucas Cranach the Elder is the 69th most popular painter (down from 67th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from Germany (down from 120th 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 69 out of 1,421Before him are Giovanni Bellini, Domenico Ghirlandaio, Théodore Géricault, Alfred Sisley, Piero della Francesca, and Henri Rousseau. After him are Rogier van der Weyden, Alphonse Mucha, Gustave Doré, Frans Hals, Pietro Perugino, and Andrea Mantegna.

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

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 134 out of 6,142Before him are Queen Silvia of Sweden (1943), Leopold I of Belgium (1790), Wilhelm von Humboldt (1767), Novalis (1772), Bruce Willis (1955), and Agrippina the Younger (15). After him are Leni Riefenstahl (1902), Carl Wilhelm Scheele (1742), Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Ambrose (340), Frederick William I of Prussia (1688), and Anne of Cleves (1515).

Among PAINTERS In Germany

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