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 220,385 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Paul Gachet is the 418th most popular painter (down from 381st in 2019), the 1,298th most popular biography from France (down from 1,227th in 2019) and the 85th 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 418 out of 1,428Before him are Jean Clouet, Lorenzo Costa, Enrique Simonet, Wilhelm Busch, Wolf Vostell, and Antonis Mor. After him are Veit Stoss, Otto Mueller, Jean-Marc Nattier, Raoul Hausmann, Gabriele Münter, and Hans Makart.

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Among people born in 1828, Paul Gachet ranks 17Before him are Nikolay Chernyshevsky, John Langdon Down, Louise of the Netherlands, Joseph Swan, Albert of Saxony, and Albert Marth. After him are Edmond François Valentin About, Ferdinand Cohn, Alexander Butlerov, Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Dora d'Istria, and Prince Adalbert of Bavaria. Among people deceased in 1909, Paul Gachet ranks 19Before him are Grand Duke Michael Nikolaevich of Russia, Felice Beato, Zinovy Rozhestvensky, Red Cloud, Carlos, Duke of Madrid, and Emil Erlenmeyer. After him are Francisco Ferrer, Adelaide of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Princess Marie of Orléans, Besarion Jughashvili, Arnold Janssen, and Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

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In France

Among people born in France, Paul Gachet ranks 1,298 out of 5,234Before him are François Louis, Prince of Conti (1664), Nicolas Chauvin (1790), Nicolas Leblanc (1742), Antonio I, Prince of Monaco (1661), Aegidius (450), and Pierre Louis Dulong (1785). After him are Raymond Poulidor (1936), Robert de Sorbon (1201), Joseph Bédier (1864), Everard des Barres (1113), Jean-Marc Nattier (1685), and Alain de Lille (1117).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Paul Gachet ranks 85Before him are Yves Tanguy (1900), Léon Bonnat (1833), Marie Laurencin (1883), Albert Marquet (1875), Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux (1827), and Jean Clouet (1480). After him are Jean-Marc Nattier (1685), André Masson (1896), Eva Gonzalès (1849), Édouard Vuillard (1868), Eugène Atget (1857), and Arman (1928).