Matthew Paris

1200 - 1259

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Matthew Paris, also known as Matthew of Paris (Latin: Matthæus Parisiensis, lit. 'Matthew the Parisian'; c. 1200 – 1259), was an English Benedictine monk, chronicler, artist in illuminated manuscripts, and cartographer who was based at St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire. He authored a number of historical works, many of which he scribed and illuminated himself, typically in drawings partly coloured with watercolour washes, sometimes called "tinted drawings". Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Matthew Paris has received more than 388,389 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Matthew Paris is the 951st most popular painter (up from 1,120th in 2019), the 1,822nd most popular biography from United Kingdom (up from 2,251st in 2019) and the 30th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Matthew Paris ranks 951 out of 2,023Before him are Hans Thoma, Ibn al-Bawwab, Simon de Vlieger, Cornelis Norbertus Gijsbrechts, Cornelis Engebrechtsz., and Grandma Moses. After him are Kanō Eitoku, Mario Merz, Allaert van Everdingen, Wilhelm von Kaulbach, Allan Kaprow, and Paulus Moreelse.

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Among people born in 1200, Matthew Paris ranks 36Before him are Smilets of Bulgaria, Nur ad-Din al-Bitruji, Peire de Montagut, Kilij Arslan III, Caupo of Turaida, and Garnier de Nablus. After him are Ulrich von Liechtenstein, Pribislav of Mecklenburg, Alix, Duchess of Brittany, Poppo von Osterna, Guillaume de Sonnac, and Tashfin ibn Ali. Among people deceased in 1259, Matthew Paris ranks 9Before him are Henry of Latvia, Gojong of Goryeo, Al-Mansur Ali, Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne, Ezzelino III da Romano, and Thomas, Count of Flanders.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Matthew Paris ranks 1,822 out of 8,785Before him are Miranda Richardson (1958), William Beckford (1760), Sid Watkins (1928), Dick Francis (1920), Ronnie O'Sullivan (1975), and Christopher Priest (1943). After him are Leo Genn (1905), John Wetton (1949), Andrew Irvine (1902), Allan Octavian Hume (1829), Thomas Beecham (1879), and William Howe, 5th Viscount Howe (1729).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Matthew Paris ranks 30Before him are Helen Allingham (1848), John Collier (1850), Thomas Rowlandson (1756), James Gillray (1756), Pieter de Molijn (1595), and David Roberts (1796). After him are Vanessa Bell (1879), Roger Fry (1866), Walter Crane (1845), George Frederic Watts (1817), Richard Parkes Bonington (1801), and John Atkinson Grimshaw (1836).