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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 176,733 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Petrus Christus is the 175th most popular painter (up from 194th in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 68th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Belgian 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 175 out of 1,421Before him are Carl Larsson, Gerda Wegener, Gustave Caillebotte, Henry Fuseli, Pieter de Hooch, and Giovanni Battista Piranesi. After him are Emil Nolde, Angelica Kauffman, Agostino Carracci, Pierre Bonnard, Francis Picabia, and Theo van Gogh.

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

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Petrus Christus ranks 67 out of 1,019Before him are Jacob Jordaens (1593), John of Gaunt (1340), James Ensor (1860), Philippe of Belgium (1960), Johannes Ockeghem (1410), and Father Damien (1840). After him are Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Maxime Weygand (1867), Dominique Pire (1910), Quentin Matsys (1466), Herman Van Rompuy (1947), and François Englert (1932).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Petrus Christus ranks 11Before him are Frans Hals (1582), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), and James Ensor (1860). After him are Quentin Matsys (1466), Hubert van Eyck (1366), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Pieter Claesz (1596), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), and Félicien Rops (1833).