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Paul Gachet

1828 - 1909

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Paul-Ferdinand Gachet (30 July 1828 – 9 January 1909) was a French physician most famous for treating the painter Vincent van Gogh during his last weeks in Auvers-sur-Oise. Gachet was a great supporter of artists and the Impressionist movement. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Paul Gachet has received more than 274,134 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 22 in 2019). Paul Gachet is the 481st most popular painter (down from 417th in 2019), the 1,514th most popular biography from France (down from 1,295th in 2019) and the 99th most popular French Painter.

Paul Gachet was a French physician and painter who was a close friend of Vincent van Gogh. Van Gogh was often treated by Gachet for mental illness and physical conditions. Van Gogh died in 1890, and Gachet died in 1909.

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Among painters, Paul Gachet ranks 481 out of 1,421Before him are Ma Yuan, Rachel Ruysch, Theophanes the Greek, Anton Mauve, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, and Pierre-Narcisse Guérin. After him are Qi Baishi, Josefa de Óbidos, Wolf Vostell, Pierre-Joseph Redouté, Sesshū Tōyō, and Frank Stella.

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Among people born in 1828, Paul Gachet ranks 19Before him are Albert Marth, Albert of Saxony, John Langdon Down, Ferdinand Cohn, Joseph Swan, and Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia. After him are Alexander Butlerov, Prince Adalbert of Bavaria, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo, Edmond François Valentin About, Iosif Gurko, and Friedrich Albert Lange. Among people deceased in 1909, Paul Gachet ranks 23Before him are Red Cloud, Emil Erlenmeyer, Francisco Ferrer, Besarion Jughashvili, Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Princess Marie of Orléans. After him are Abdul Karim, Simon Newcomb, Arnold Janssen, George Robinson, 1st Marquess of Ripon, Ludwig Gumplowicz, and Algernon Charles Swinburne.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Gachet ranks 1,514 out of 6,011Before him are Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774), Élie Cartan (1869), Alphonse, Count of Poitiers (1220), Bernard de Tremelay (1100), Louis II, Duke of Bourbon (1337), and Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine (953). After him are Maria Vittoria dal Pozzo (1847), Clément Marot (1495), Antoine Destutt de Tracy (1754), Paul Cornu (1881), Charles Adolphe Wurtz (1817), and Monique Wittig (1935).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Paul Gachet ranks 99Before him are Ernest Meissonier (1815), Hubert Robert (1733), Jean Clouet (1480), André Charles Boulle (1642), Adélaïde Labille-Guiard (1749), and Pierre-Narcisse Guérin (1774). After him are Pierre Auguste Cot (1837), Arman (1928), Bernard Buffet (1928), Françoise Gilot (1921), Jules Joseph Lefebvre (1836), and Paloma Picasso (1949).