Lucas van Leyden

1494 - 1533

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Lucas van Leyden (1494 – 8 August 1533), also named either Lucas Hugensz or Lucas Jacobsz, was a Dutch painter and printmaker in engraving and woodcut. Lucas van Leyden was among the first Dutch exponents of genre painting and was a very accomplished engraver. Lucas was the son of the painter Huygh Jacobsz. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Lucas van Leyden has received more than 153,741 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Lucas van Leyden is the 225th most popular painter (up from 237th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 86th in 2019) and the 17th most popular Dutch Painter.

Lucas van Leyden was a Dutch painter who is most famous for his engravings and drawings.

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Among painters, Lucas van Leyden ranks 225 out of 2,023Before him are Rosso Fiorentino, Saskia van Uylenburgh, Thomas Gainsborough, Jeanne Hébuterne, Luca Giordano, and Simon Vouet. After him are Joshua Reynolds, Ferdinand Hodler, Charles-François Daubigny, Agostino Carracci, Peder Severin Krøyer, and Gerard van Honthorst.

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Among people born in 1494, Lucas van Leyden ranks 11Before him are Georgius Agricola, Pontormo, Bona Sforza, Jean Parisot de Valette, Leo Africanus, and Rosso Fiorentino. After him are William Tyndale, Hans Sachs, Antonio de Mendoza, Saitō Dōsan, Oronce Finé, and Hans Tausen. Among people deceased in 1533, Lucas van Leyden ranks 6Before him are Atahualpa, Mary Tudor, Queen of France, Ludovico Ariosto, Vasili III of Russia, and Frederick I of Denmark. After him are Huáscar, Veit Stoss, Túpac Huallpa, Duarte Pacheco Pereira, Jacob Cornelisz van Oostsanen, and Cornelis Engebrechtsz..

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Lucas van Leyden ranks 87 out of 1,646Before him are Cornelius Jansen (1585), Bernard Mandeville (1670), Edsger W. Dijkstra (1930), Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612), Willebrord Snellius (1580), and Jan Oort (1900). After him are Cornelis Drebbel (1572), Gerard Kuiper (1905), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Martinus J. G. Veltman (1931), Sophia of Hanover (1630), and William IV, Prince of Orange (1711).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Lucas van Leyden ranks 17Before him are Han van Meegeren (1889), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Dieric Bouts (1415), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Petrus Christus (1410), and Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612). After him are Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Gerard ter Borch (1617), Gabriël Metsu (1629), Carel Fabritius (1622), Kees van Dongen (1877), and Jan van Goyen (1596).