Maarten van Heemskerck

1498 - 1574

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Maerten 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 169,188 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Maarten van Heemskerck is the 389th most popular painter (down from 387th in 2019), the 144th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 147th in 2019) and the 34th 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 389 out of 1,428Before him are Shitao, Jan van Scorel, Léon Bonnat, Giovanni Segantini, Mikhail Vrubel, and Federico Zuccari. After him are Aleksandra Ekster, Marie Laurencin, Aelbert Cuyp, Abraham Bloemaert, Arshile Gorky, and Andrea Solari.

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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, Sophie of Pomerania, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Giulio Clovio, Andreas Osiander, and Hieronymus Bock. Among people deceased in 1574, Maarten van Heemskerck ranks 9Before him are Charles IX of France, Cosimo I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Renée of France, Bartolomeo Eustachi, Margaret of France, Duchess of Berry, and Ebussuud Efendi. After him are Georg Joachim Rheticus, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Guru Amar Das, Louis of Nassau, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, and Damião de Góis.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Maarten van Heemskerck ranks 144 out of 1,209Before him are Bernard Haitink (1929), Karel Appel (1921), Zacharias Janssen (1585), Jeroen Krabbé (1944), Ruud Krol (1949), and Jan van Scorel (1495). After him are Dennis Bergkamp (1969), Aelbert Cuyp (1620), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Fanny Blankers-Koen (1918), Anton Mauve (1838), and Johan van Oldenbarnevelt (1547).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Maarten van Heemskerck ranks 34Before him are Paulus Potter (1625), Willem Claesz. Heda (1594), Adriaen van Ostade (1610), Meindert Hobbema (1638), Karel Appel (1921), and Jan van Scorel (1495). After him are Aelbert Cuyp (1620), Abraham Bloemaert (1566), Anton Mauve (1838), Antonis Mor (1519), Pieter Lastman (1583), and Salomon van Ruysdael (1602).