Moretto da Brescia

1498 - 1554

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Alessandro Bonvicino (also Buonvicino) (c. 1498 – December 22, 1554), more commonly known as Moretto, or in Italian Il Moretto da Brescia (the Moor of Brescia), was an Italian Renaissance painter from Brescia, where he also mostly worked. His dated works span the period from 1524 to 1554, but he was already described as a master in 1516. He was mainly a painter of altarpieces that tend towards sedateness, mostly for churches in and around Brescia, but also in Bergamo, Milan, Verona and Asola; many remain in the churches they were painted for. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Moretto da Brescia has received more than 35,009 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 15 in 2019). Moretto da Brescia is the 927th most popular painter (down from 920th in 2019), the 2,255th most popular biography from Italy and the 186th most popular Italian Painter.

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Among painters, Moretto da Brescia ranks 927 out of 1,428. Before him are Cornelis de Vos, Abraham Bosse, Wilhelm Leibl, Jan Provoost, Joachim Beuckelaer, and Jacques-Laurent Agasse. After him are Frans Post, François Lemoyne, Amrita Sher-Gil, Maria van Oosterwijck, Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid, and Gyula Benczúr.

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Among people born in 1498, Moretto da Brescia ranks 13Before him are Andrés de Urdaneta, Sophie of Pomerania, Madeleine de La Tour d'Auvergne, Giulio Clovio, Andreas Osiander, and Hieronymus Bock. After him is Conrad Grebel. Among people deceased in 1554, Moretto da Brescia ranks 11Before him are Sebastiano Serlio, Francisco Vázquez de Coronado, João Manuel, Prince of Portugal, Thomas Howard, 3rd Duke of Norfolk, Hieronymus Bock, and Pedro Cieza de León. After him are Sibylle of Cleves, Marcantonio Trivisan, Thomas Wyatt the Younger, and Islam Shah Suri.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Moretto da Brescia ranks 2,255 out of 4,088. Before him are Ranuccio Farnese (1530), Scipione Rebiba (1504), Alessandro Salvio (1570), Luigi Cremona (1830), Mauro Bolognini (1922), and Aldo Fabrizi (1905). After him are Gianfrancesco I Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua (1395), Giorgio Chiellini (1984), Bruno Rossi (1905), Pietro Aldobrandini (1571), Teodato Ipato (750), and Temistocle Solera (1815).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Moretto da Brescia ranks 186Before him are Giampietrino (1495), Giovanni Benedetto Castiglione (1607), Luca Cambiaso (1527), Francesco Furini (1603), Marcello Bacciarelli (1731), and Renato Guttuso (1911). After him are Prospero Fontana (1512), Carlo Cignani (1628), Francesco Granacci (1469), Cigoli (1559), Bartolomeo Montagna (1450), and Taddeo Zuccari (1529).