Nicolai Abildgaard

1743 - 1809

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Nicolai Abraham Abildgaard (11 September 1743 – 4 June 1809) was a Danish neoclassical and royal history painter, sculptor, architect, and professor of painting, mythology, and anatomy at the New Royal Danish Academy of Art in Copenhagen, Denmark. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Nicolai Abildgaard has received more than 79,162 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Nicolai Abildgaard is the 354th most popular painter (down from 348th in 2019), the 111th most popular biography from Denmark (down from 110th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Danish Painter.

Nicolaus Abildgaard is most famous for his painting of the Danish king, Christian VII, and his queen, Caroline Mathilde.

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Among painters, Nicolai Abildgaard ranks 354 out of 2,023Before him are William Holman Hunt, Philipp Otto Runge, Domenico Veneziano, Joseph Karl Stieler, Albert Anker, and Taddeo Gaddi. After him are Valentin Serov, Pierre Mignard, Marie-Guillemine Benoist, Lorenzo Monaco, Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov, and Francesco Albani.

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Among people born in 1743, Nicolai Abildgaard ranks 12Before him are Alessandro Cagliostro, Marquis de Condorcet, Archduchess Maria Elisabeth of Austria, Friedrich Heinrich Jacobi, Martin Heinrich Klaproth, and Toussaint Louverture. After him are Carl Peter Thunberg, Edmund Cartwright, René Just Haüy, William I, Elector of Hesse, Louis Claude de Saint-Martin, and Gavrila Derzhavin. Among people deceased in 1809, Nicolai Abildgaard ranks 5Before him are Joseph Haydn, Jean Lannes, Thomas Paine, and Rama I. After him are Johann Georg Albrechtsberger, Antoine Charles Louis de Lasalle, Jean-Pierre Blanchard, August Ludwig von Schlözer, Joseph-Marie Vien, Matthew Boulton, and François Laurent d'Arlandes.

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In Denmark

Among people born in Denmark, Nicolai Abildgaard ranks 111 out of 1,032Before him are Eric II of Denmark (1090), Bille August (1948), Hans Christian Gram (1853), Brigitte Nielsen (1963), Sophia Brahe (1556), and Sophia Magdalena of Denmark (1746). After him are Ejnar Hertzsprung (1873), Boetius of Dacia (1240), Princess Ingeborg of Denmark (1878), Jussi Adler-Olsen (1950), Anna Ancher (1859), and Martin Andersen Nexø (1869).

Among PAINTERS In Denmark

Among painters born in Denmark, Nicolai Abildgaard ranks 5Before him are Lili Elbe (1882), Ulrika Eleonora of Denmark (1656), Gerda Wegener (1886), and Vilhelm Hammershøi (1864). After him are Anna Ancher (1859), Asger Jorn (1914), Michael Ancher (1849), Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg (1783), Carl Bloch (1834), Jens Juel (1745), and Marie Krøyer (1867).