Petrus Christus

1410 - 1475

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Petrus Christus (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈpeː.trʏs ˈkrɪs.tʏs, ˈxrɪs-]; c. 1410/1420 – 1475/1476) was an Early Netherlandish painter active in Bruges from 1444, where, along with Hans Memling, he became the leading painter after the death of Jan van Eyck. He was influenced by van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden and is noted for his innovations with linear perspective and a meticulous technique which seems derived from miniatures and manuscript illumination. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Petrus Christus has received more than 138,547 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia. Petrus Christus is the 194th most popular painter (up from 215th in 2019), the 68th most popular biography from Netherlands (up from 76th in 2019) and the 13th most popular Dutch Painter.

Petrus Christus is most famous for his contributions to the Ghent Altarpiece, which is a triptych altarpiece in the St. Bavo Cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.

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Among painters, Petrus Christus ranks 194 out of 1,428Before him are Édouard-Henri Avril, John William Waterhouse, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, George Grosz, Antoine-Jean Gros, and Chaim Soutine. After him are Jean Dubuffet, Pisanello, Jacopo Bellini, Luca Giordano, Jeanne Hébuterne, and Suzanne Valadon.

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Among people born in 1410, Petrus Christus ranks 2Before him is Johannes Ockeghem. After him are Stefan Lochner, Lekë Dukagjini, Domenico Veneziano, Giorgio da Sebenico, Agnes Bernauer, Ibn Taghribirdi, and William Neville, 1st Earl of Kent. Among people deceased in 1475, Petrus Christus ranks 3Before him are Paolo Uccello and Dieric Bouts. After him are Radu cel Frumos, Bartolomeo Colleoni, Joan of Portugal, Afanasy Nikitin, Simon of Trent, Albert van Ouwater, Theodorus Gaza, and Sin Sukju.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Petrus Christus ranks 68 out of 1,209Before him are Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Sophia of Hanover (1630), Christiaan Eijkman (1858), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), and Rem Koolhaas (1944). After him are Sylvia Kristel (1952), William V, Prince of Orange (1748), Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), William IV, Prince of Orange (1711), Bernard Mandeville (1670), and Frits Zernike (1888).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Petrus Christus ranks 13Before him are Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836). After him are Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Lucas van Leyden (1494), Han van Meegeren (1889), Jan van Goyen (1596), Willem de Kooning (1904), and Hendrick Avercamp (1585).