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, based at St Albans Abbey in Hertfordshire. He wrote a number of works, mostly historical, 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 288,946 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Matthew Paris is the 944th most popular painter (down from 908th in 2019), the 1,939th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 1,845th in 2019) and the 35th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Matthew Paris ranks 944 out of 1,428Before him are Odd Nerdrum, Aert de Gelder, Jaume Huguet, Torii Kiyonaga, Prospero Fontana, and Gerrit Berckheyde. After him are Carlo Cignani, Francesco Granacci, Richard Wilson, Auguste Herbin, Amasis Painter, and Ibn al-Bawwab.

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Among people born in 1200, Matthew Paris ranks 40Before him are Alix, Duchess of Brittany, Roger de Moulins, Thomas of Britain, Pribislav of Mecklenburg, Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, and Lembitu. After him are Marco I Sanudo, Kilij Arslan III, Bretislav III, Tashfin ibn Ali, Thoros II, Prince of Armenia, and Robert of Chester. Among people deceased in 1259, Matthew Paris ranks 8Before him are Christopher I of Denmark, Gojong of Goryeo, Matilda II, Countess of Boulogne, Henry of Latvia, Al-Mansur Ali, and Thomas, Count of Flanders.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Matthew Paris ranks 1,939 out of 6,924Before him are Sadiq Khan (1970), Chris Bristow (1937), Bobby Sands (1954), Michael Dummett (1925), Dick Taylor (1943), and Wilfred Owen (1893). After him are John A. Macdonald (1815), David A. Stewart (1952), William Bayliss (1860), Richard Wilson (1714), John Canton (1718), and Robert Stevenson (1905).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Matthew Paris ranks 35Before him are Herbert James Draper (1863), Sidney Paget (1860), Vanessa Bell (1879), George Frederic Watts (1817), Richard Parkes Bonington (1801), and Bridget Riley (1931). After him are Richard Wilson (1714), Arthur Hughes (1832), George Romney (1734), Pieter de Molijn (1595), John Michael Wright (1617), and George Turner (1841).