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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 753,807 page views. His biography is available in 71 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Masaccio is the 42nd most popular painter (down from 41st in 2019), the 102nd most popular biography from Italy (down from 84th 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 42 out of 1,421Before him are Gustave Courbet, Giotto, Joan Miró, Tintoretto, René Magritte, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. After him are Caspar David Friedrich, Giuseppe Arcimboldo, J. M. W. Turner, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Camille Pissarro, and Nicolas Poussin.

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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, Emperor Shōkō, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon, 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, Sophia of Bavaria, Zawisza Czarny, Mary of Burgundy, Duchess of Savoy, Ashikaga Yoshimochi, Andronikos Palaiologos, and Maxtla.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Masaccio ranks 102 out of 4,668Before him are Lucius Tarquinius Superbus (-600), Pliny the Elder (23), Pope Benedict XV (1854), Pope Paul III (1468), Terence Hill (1939), and Pope Leo XIII (1810). After him are Amedeo Avogadro (1776), Antoninus Pius (86), Antonio Gramsci (1891), Pope Innocent III (1160), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Joseph-Louis Lagrange (1736).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Masaccio ranks 10Before him are Sandro Botticelli (1445), Titian (1488), Donatello (1386), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), and Tintoretto (1518). After him are Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Andrea del Verrocchio (1435), Paolo Veronese (1528), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), Giorgione (1478), and Giovanni Bellini (1430).