Otto van Veen

1556 - 1629

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Otto van Veen, also known by his Latinized name Otto Venius or Octavius Vaenius (1556 – 6 May 1629), was a painter, draughtsman, and humanist active primarily in Antwerp and Brussels in the late 16th and early 17th centuries. He is known for running a large studio in Antwerp, producing several emblem books, and for being, from 1594 or 1595 until 1598, Peter Paul Rubens' teacher. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Otto van Veen has received more than 64,452 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 18 in 2019). Otto van Veen is the 620th most popular painter (down from 618th in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 56th most popular Dutch Painter.

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Among painters, Otto van Veen ranks 620 out of 1,428Before him are Théo van Rysselberghe, Carl Andre, Wols, Oswald Achenbach, Joachim von Sandrart, and Émile Friant. After him are Amédée Ozenfant, Jan Asselijn, Giovanni di Paolo, Karl von Piloty, Masaaki Hatsumi, and Godfrey Kneller.

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Among people born in 1556, Otto van Veen ranks 6Before him are Anne Hathaway, Carlo Maderno, Joseph Calasanz, Sophia Brahe, and Adriaen de Vries. After him are Uesugi Kagekatsu, Abdul Rahim Khan-I-Khana, Jerzy Radziwiłł, Paul Bril, Isaac Oliver, and Philipp Nicolai. Among people deceased in 1629, Otto van Veen ranks 6Before him are Abbas the Great, Carlo Maderno, Gabriel Bethlen, Piet Pieterszoon Hein, and Jan Pieterszoon Coen. After him are Hendrick ter Brugghen, Pietro Bernini, Giorgi Saakadze, Catherine de' Medici, Governor of Siena, Sigismondo d'India, and Caspar Bartholin the Elder.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Otto van Veen ranks 244 out of 1,209Before him are Anton Mussert (1894), Jaap de Hoop Scheffer (1948), Jacob van Campen (1596), Willem Blaeu (1571), Anthony van Diemen (1593), and Dick Bruna (1927). After him are John II, Count of Holland (1247), Willem van Hanegem (1944), Jan Janssen (1940), Eddie Van Halen (1955), Geert Wilders (1963), and Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (1597).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Otto van Veen ranks 56Before him are Geertgen tot Sint Jans (1460), Johan Jongkind (1819), Philips Wouwerman (1619), Cornelis van Haarlem (1562), Abraham van Beijeren (1620), and Balthasar van der Ast (1593). After him are Pieter Jansz. Saenredam (1597), Bartholomeus van der Helst (1613), Nicolaes Pieterszoon Berchem (1622), Jozef Israëls (1824), Nicolaes Maes (1634), and Hendrick ter Brugghen (1588).