Martin Schongauer

1450 - 1491

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Martin Schongauer (c. 1450–53, Colmar – 2 February 1491, Breisach), also known as Martin Schön ("Martin beautiful") or Hübsch Martin ("pretty Martin") by his contemporaries, was an Alsatian engraver and painter. He was the most important printmaker north of the Alps before Albrecht Dürer, a younger artist who collected his work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Martin Schongauer has received more than 217,545 page views. His biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Martin Schongauer is the 271st most popular painter (up from 273rd in 2019), the 876th most popular biography from France (down from 861st in 2019) and the 66th most popular French Painter.

Martin Schongauer is most famous for his engravings.

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Among painters, Martin Schongauer ranks 271 out of 2,023Before him are Pierre Puvis de Chavannes, Rosalba Carriera, Guercino, Jan van Goyen, Alessandro Allori, and Pietro Lorenzetti. After him are Zeuxis, Hendrick Avercamp, Jan Brueghel the Younger, Baldassare Peruzzi, Gerda Wegener, and Joachim Patinir.

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Among people born in 1450, Martin Schongauer ranks 10Before him are John Cabot, Luca Signorelli, Yejong of Joseon, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Kamāl ud-Dīn Behzād, and Diogo Dias. After him are Francisco de Almeida, Marko Marulić, Gerard David, Veit Stoss, Ravidas, and Zagan Pasha. Among people deceased in 1491, Martin Schongauer ranks 1After him are Afonso, Prince of Portugal, William Caxton, Dorothea of Brandenburg, Duchess of Mecklenburg, and John II, Count of Nevers.

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In France

Among people born in France, Martin Schongauer ranks 876 out of 6,770Before him are Dagobert II (650), Jean-Marie Lehn (1939), Louis, Duke of Orléans (1703), Charles François Dumouriez (1739), Guntram (532), and Clotilde of France (1759). After him are Lucien Laurent (1907), Eleanor of Provence (1223), Edmond Rostand (1868), François Cevert (1944), Jean Rochefort (1930), and Alexis Clairaut (1713).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Martin Schongauer ranks 66Before him are Charles-François Daubigny (1817), Jacques Callot (1592), Georges Rouault (1871), Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725), Henri Fantin-Latour (1836), and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824). After him are Paul Delaroche (1797), Horace Vernet (1789), Albert Marquet (1875), Léon Bonnat (1833), Thomas Couture (1815), and Jean-Marc Nattier (1685).