Osman Hamdi Bey

1842 - 1910

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

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Osman Hamdi Bey has received more than 169,490 page views. His biography is available in 24 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Osman Hamdi Bey is the 667th most popular painter (up from 817th in 2019), the 571st most popular biography from Turkey (up from 617th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Turkish Painter.

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Among painters, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 667 out of 1,428Before him are Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem, Palma il Giovane, Frans Masereel, Frans Hogenberg, Carlo Maratta, and Jules Bastien-Lepage. After him are Jozef Israëls, Nicolaes Maes, Franz Anton Maulbertsch, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Guido of Siena, and Giovanni Santi.

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Among people born in 1842, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 39Before him are Nikolaos Gyzis, Ōyama Iwao, Catherine Eddowes, Charles Cros, Mykola Lysenko, and Georg Ritter von Schönerer. After him are Vilhelm Thomsen, François Coppée, Carl Zeller, José-Maria de Heredia, Maria Konopnicka, and Grand Duchess Alexandra Alexandrovna of Russia. Among people deceased in 1910, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 40Before him are Henri-Edmond Cross, Richard Abegg, Prince Ferdinand, Duke of Alençon, Charles Rolls, Andreas Achenbach, and Wilhelm Raabe. After him are Auguste Charlois, Boutros Ghali, Maria Konopnicka, Eliza Orzeszkowa, Alexander Mikhaylovich Zaytsev, and Winslow Homer.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 571 out of 1,128Before him are Ali Sami Yen (1886), Rhesus of Thrace (null), Ilona Zrínyi (1643), Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha (1838), Mithridates II of Pontus (-300), and Irene Palaiologina of Trebizond (1315). After him are Ariobarzanes of Pontus (-250), Macrina the Younger (324), Symeon the New Theologian (949), Helena Kantakouzene (1333), Pir Sultan Abdal (1480), and Methodius of Olympus (260).

Among PAINTERS In Turkey

Among painters born in Turkey, Osman Hamdi Bey ranks 5Before him are Apelles (-370), Arshile Gorky (1904), Theophanes the Greek (1340), and Parrhasius (-500). After him are Princess Fahrelnissa Zeid (1901).