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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 652,656 page views. His biography is available in 69 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 67 in 2019). Masaccio is the 41st most popular painter (down from 40th in 2019), the 84th most popular biography from Italy (up from 89th in 2019) and the 10th 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 41 out of 1,428Before him are Amedeo Modigliani, Jacques-Louis David, Giotto, René Magritte, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, and Joan Miró. After him are Artemisia Gentileschi, Tintoretto, Gustave Courbet, Nicolas Poussin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, and Caspar David Friedrich.

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

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Masaccio ranks 84 out of 4,088Before him are Filippo Brunelleschi (1377), Pope Pius IX (1792), Sophia Loren (1934), Pope Gregory XIII (1502), Pope Gregory VII (1020), and Lucretius (-94). After him are Frederick II, Holy Roman Emperor (1194), Domitian (51), Bud Spencer (1929), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Empedocles (-490), and Tintoretto (1518).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Masaccio ranks 10Before him are Sandro Botticelli (1445), Donatello (1386), Titian (1488), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), and Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526). After him are Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Tintoretto (1518), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Fra Angelico (1400), Paolo Veronese (1528), and Giorgione (1478).