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Maarten van Heemskerck

1498 - 1574

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Maarten van Heemskerck or Marten Jacobsz Heemskerk van Veen (1 June 1498 - 1 October 1574) was a Dutch portrait and religious painter, who spent most of his career in Haarlem. He was a pupil of Jan van Scorel, and adopted his teacher's Italian-influenced style. He spent the years 1532–6 in Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Maarten van Heemskerck has received more than 199,029 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Maarten van Heemskerck is the 346th most popular painter (up from 388th in 2019), the 133rd most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 144th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Dutch Painter.

Maarten van Heemskerck is most famous for his paintings of the Dutch countryside, and for his portraits of the House of Orange.

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Among painters, Maarten van Heemskerck ranks 346 out of 1,421Before him are Bernardino Luini, Yves Tanguy, Pierre Mignard, Jean-Joseph Sanfourche, Eva Gonzalès, and Federico Barocci. After him are Adriaen Brouwer, Nicolai Abildgaard, Giuseppe Castiglione, Arkhip Kuindzhi, Lovis Corinth, and Koloman Moser.

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Among people born in 1498, Maarten van Heemskerck ranks 5Before him are Eleanor of Austria, Katharina von Bora, Meera, and Giovanni dalle Bande Nere. After him are Miguel da Paz, Prince of Portugal, Andrés de Urdaneta, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Sophie of Pomerania, Giulio Clovio, Andreas Osiander, and Hieronymus Bock. Among people deceased in 1574, Maarten van Heemskerck ranks 8Before him are Giorgio Vasari, Charles IX of France, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Renée of France, Bartolomeo Eustachi, and Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry. After him are Ebussuud Efendi, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louis of Nassau, Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino, and Guru Amar Das.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Maarten van Heemskerck ranks 133 out of 1,427Before him are Martinus Beijerinck (1851), Mark Rutte (1967), Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Bertha of Holland (1055), Bert van Marwijk (1952), and Claus Sluter (1340). After him are Wim Duisenberg (1935), Wim Jansen (1946), Harry Mulisch (1927), Nikolaus Joseph von Jacquin (1727), Jeroen Krabbé (1944), and Willem Schouten (1567).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Maarten van Heemskerck ranks 31Before him are Adriaen van Ostade (1610), Pieter Aertsen (1508), Paulus Potter (1625), Gabriël Metsu (1629), Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), and Meindert Hobbema (1638). After him are Ferdinand Bol (1616), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Antonis Mor (1519), Ary Scheffer (1795), Willem van Aelst (1627), and Aelbert Cuyp (1620).