Lucas Cranach the Elder

1472 - 1553

Lucas Cranach the Elder

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 572,358 page views. His biography is available in 53 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 64th most popular painter.

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Among painters, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 64 out of 1,258Before him are Camille Pissarro, Giorgione, Henri Rousseau, Giovanni Bellini, Frans Hals, and Piero della Francesca. After him are Andrea Mantegna, Georges Seurat, Pietro Perugino, Diego Rivera, Théodore Géricault, and Rogier van der Weyden.

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Among people born in 1472, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 1After him are Bianca Maria Sforza, Fra Bartolomeo, Piero the Unfortunate, Wang Yangming, Simon of Trent, and Guidobaldo da Montefeltro. Among people deceased in 1553, Lucas Cranach the Elder ranks 4Before him are François Rabelais, Şehzade Mustafa, and Edward VI of England. After him are Michael Servetus, Şehzade Cihangir, Pedro de Valdivia, Maurice, Elector of Saxony, Charles III, Duke of Savoy, 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 111 out of 3,763Before him are Friedrich Fröbel (1782), Pope Joan (null), Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Georg Philipp Telemann (1681), Carl Orff (1895), and Leni Riefenstahl (1902). After him are Wilhelm Wundt (1832), Charles the Fat (839), Ernst Röhm (1887), Erik Erikson (1902), Alfred Jodl (1890), and Arminius (-17).

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), Franz Marc (1880), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner (1880), Albrecht Altdorfer (1480), Otto Dix (1891), Emil Nolde (1867), and Gerhard Richter (1932).

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