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Masaccio (UK: , US: , Italian: [maˈzattʃo]; December 21, 1401 – summer 1428), born Tommaso di Ser Giovanni di Simone, was a Florentine artist who is regarded as the first great Italian painter of the Quattrocento period of the Italian Renaissance. According to Vasari, Masaccio was the best painter of his generation because of his skill at imitating nature, recreating lifelike figures and movements as well as a convincing sense of three-dimensionality. He employed nudes and foreshortenings in his figures. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Masaccio has received more than 865,851 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Masaccio is the 39th most popular painter (up from 42nd in 2019), the 88th most popular biography from Italy (up from 101st in 2019) and the 8th most popular Italian Painter.

Masaccio is most famous for his frescoes in the Brancacci Chapel in Florence.

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Among painters, Masaccio ranks 39 out of 2,023Before him are Marc Chagall, Jacques-Louis David, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Giotto, Joan Miró, and René Magritte. After him are Gustave Courbet, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Amedeo Modigliani, Tintoretto, Nicolas Poussin, and Anthony van Dyck.

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Among people born in 1401, Masaccio ranks 1After him are Nicholas of Cusa, Francesco I Sforza, Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, Catherine of Valois, Emperor Shōkō, Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon, Stephen Zápolya, Badi' al-Zaman Mirza, and Koca Davud Pasha. Among people deceased in 1428, Masaccio ranks 1After him are Andrei Rublev, Frederick I, Elector of Saxony, Emperor Shōkō, Sophia of Bavaria, Zawisza Czarny, Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Mary of Burgundy, Duchess of Savoy, Andronikos Palaiologos, and Maxtla.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Masaccio ranks 88 out of 5,161Before him are Pope Pius V (1504), Pope Pius XI (1857), Benedict of Nursia (480), Michael Collins (1930), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), and Pope Sylvester I (300). After him are Sonia Gandhi (1946), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Livy (-59), Girolamo Savonarola (1452), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), and Antonio Stradivari (1644).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Masaccio ranks 8Before him are Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Titian (1488), Donatello (1386), and Giotto (1267). After him are Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Tintoretto (1518), Paolo Veronese (1528), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Andrea Mantegna (1431).