Nicholas Hilliard

1547 - 1619

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Nicholas Hilliard (c. 1547 – 7 January 1619) was an English goldsmith and limner best known for his portrait miniatures of members of the courts of Elizabeth I and James I of England. He mostly painted small oval miniatures, but also some larger cabinet miniatures, up to about ten inches tall, and at least two famous half-length panel portraits of Elizabeth. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicholas Hilliard has received more than 193,627 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Nicholas Hilliard is the 1,152nd most popular painter (down from 1,110th in 2019), the 2,480th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,476th in 2019) and the 47th most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Nicholas Hilliard ranks 1,152 out of 1,428Before him are Eugen Schüfftan, Mark Tobey, Vilmos Aba-Novák, Joseph Duplessis, Abanindranath Tagore, and Lydia Lopokova. After him are Kay Sage, Ilya Kabakov, Alphonse Legros, Mariam Aslamazian, George Catlin, and Janis Rozentāls.

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Among people born in 1547, Nicholas Hilliard ranks 16Before him are Bahāʾ al-dīn al-ʿĀmilī, Mateo Alemán, Rudolph Goclenius, Philipp Ludwig, Count Palatine of Neuburg, George I, Landgrave of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Jurij Dalmatin.  Among people deceased in 1619, Nicholas Hilliard ranks 15Before him are Lawrence of Brindisi, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Hieronymus Fabricius, Denis Calvaert, Marko Krizin, and Richard Burbage. After him are Olivier de Serres, Jagat Gosain, and Robert Peake the Elder.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Nicholas Hilliard ranks 2,480 out of 6,924Before him are Mick Fleetwood (1947), George Anson, 1st Baron Anson (1697), Mary McAleese (1951), Blaze Bayley (1963), John Soane (1753), and Ouida (1839). After him are Rosie Huntington-Whiteley (1987), Eric Ambler (1909), Caroline Munro (1949), Fred West (1941), Raphael Holinshed (1529), and Cynewulf of Wessex (750).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Nicholas Hilliard ranks 47Before him are George Turner (1841), Barbara Hepworth (1903), Roger Fry (1866), Graham Sutherland (1903), Edwin Landseer (1802), and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh (1864). After him are George Dawe (1781), Marianne North (1830), Henry Scott Tuke (1858), Allan Ramsay (1713), Alan Lee (1947), and Lady Sarah Chatto (1964).