Osman Hamdi Bey

1842 - 1910

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Osman Hamdi Bey (30 December 1842 – 24 February 1910) was an Ottoman administrator, intellectual, art expert and also a prominent and pioneering painter. He was the Ottoman Empire's first modern archaeologist, and is regarded as the founding father of both archaeology and the museum curator's professions in Turkey. He was the founder of Istanbul Archaeology Museums and of the Istanbul Academy of Fine Arts (Turkish: Sanayi-i Nefise Mektebi) known today as the Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osman Hamdi Bey has received more than 270,068 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Osman Hamdi Bey is the 688th most popular painter (up from 729th in 2019), the 507th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 641st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Painter.

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Among painters, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 688 out of 2,023Before him are Charlotte Salomon, Santiago Rusiñol, Piero del Pollaiolo, Jens Juel, Jan Asselijn, and Bartolomeo Manfredi. After him are Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein, Francesc Ribalta, Hans Bellmer, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Joseph-Marie Vien, and Cy Twombly.

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Among people born in 1842, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 39Before him are Vilhelm Thomsen, Mykola Lysenko, Ōyama Iwao, Nikolaos Gyzis, Georg Ritter von Schönerer, and Hugo Schuchardt. After him are Alexandre Ribot, Charles Cros, Catherine Eddowes, Maria Konopnicka, Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia, and François Coppée. Among people deceased in 1910, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 42Before him are Henri-Edmond Cross, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, Boutros Ghali, Andreas Achenbach, Charles Rolls, and Eliza Orzeszkowa. After him are Reginald Doherty, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Maria Konopnicka, Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev, Mary Baker Eddy, and Gustave Moynier.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 507 out of 1,347Before him are Maximus Planudes (1260), İsa Çelebi (1380), Gregoria (700), Artakama (-350), Amphilochius of Iconium (339), and Theodora of Trebizond (1253). After him are Archippus (50), Lala Şahin Pasha (1330), Alexios Apokaukos (1250), Theodosius the Cenobiarch (424), Vahide Perçin (1965), and Hanzade Sultan (1609).

Among PAINTERS In Türkiye

Among painters born in Türkiye, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 4Before him are Apelles (-370), Theophanes the Greek (1340), and Parrhasius (-500). After him are Arshile Gorky (1904), Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901), Iaia (-100), Jan Rustem (1762), Halil Pasha (1857), Hale Asaf (1905), and Nevin Çokay (1930).