Michael Sittow

1459 - 1525

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Michael Sittow (c. 1469 – 1525), also known as Master Michiel, Michel Sittow, Michiel, Miguel and many other variants, was a painter from Reval (now Tallinn, Estonia) who was trained in the tradition of Early Netherlandish painting. For most of his life, Sittow worked as a court portrait painter, for Isabella of Castille, the Habsburgs and others in Spain and the Netherlands. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michael Sittow has received more than 68,729 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 21 in 2019). Michael Sittow is the 644th most popular painter (down from 553rd in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Estonia (down from 27th in 2019) and the most popular Estonian Painter.

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Among painters, Michael Sittow ranks 644 out of 1,428. Before him are Ford Madox Brown, Jean Béraud, Felix Nussbaum, Anton von Werner, Constant Troyon, and Pompeo Batoni. After him are Pieter Jansz. Saenredam, Jean-Baptiste Regnault, Andreas Achenbach, Bartholomeus van der Helst, Nicolas de Largillière, and Jean Fautrier.

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Among people born in 1459, Michael Sittow ranks 13Before him are Jakob Fugger, Charles, Count of Angoulême, John I Albert, Cima da Conegliano, Hersekzade Ahmed Pasha, and Conrad Celtes. After him is Hadım Sinan Pasha. Among people deceased in 1525, Michael Sittow ranks 11Before him are Jakob Fugger, Pietro Pomponazzi, Florian Geyer, Andrea della Robbia, Eleanor of Viseu, and Fernando d'Ávalos. After him are Charles IV, Duke of Alençon and Lambert Simnel.

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In Estonia

Among people born in Estonia, Michael Sittow ranks 30 out of 276. Before him are Neeme Järvi (1937), Kersti Kaljulaid (1969), Otto von Kotzebue (1787), Johan Laidoner (1884), Ernst Öpik (1893), and Lydia Koidula (1843). After him are Georg Wilhelm Richmann (1711), Otto Wilhelm von Struve (1819), Bernd Freytag von Loringhoven (1914), Evald Aav (1900), Alexander Gorchakov (1798), and Bernhard Schmidt (1879).

Among PAINTERS In Estonia

Among painters born in Estonia, Michael Sittow ranks 1After him are Johann Köler (1826) and Konrad Mägi (1878).