Pierre-Joseph Redouté

1759 - 1840

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Pierre-Joseph Redouté (10 July 1759 – 19 June 1840), was a painter and botanist from Belgium, known for his watercolours of roses, lilies and other flowers at Malmaison, many of which were published as large, color stipple engravings. He was nicknamed "the Raphael of flowers" and has been called the greatest botanical illustrator of all time.Redouté was an official court artist of Marie Antoinette, and continued painting through the French Revolution and Reign of Terror. He survived the turbulent political upheaval to gain international recognition for his precise renderings of plants, which remain as fresh in the early 21st century as when first painted. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pierre-Joseph Redouté has received more than 128,755 page views. His biography is available in 21 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 20 in 2019). Pierre-Joseph Redouté is the 515th most popular painter (down from 512th in 2019), the 184th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 178th in 2019) and the 31st most popular Belgian Painter.

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Among painters, Pierre-Joseph Redouté ranks 515 out of 1,428Before him are Hugo Simberg, Bernard van Orley, Jacopo de' Barbari, Hubert Robert, Domenico di Pace Beccafumi, and Jean Ignace Isidore Gérard Grandville. After him are Heinz Linge, Jules Joseph Lefebvre, Frederic Edwin Church, Sebastiano Ricci, Gu Kaizhi, and Julio González.

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Among people born in 1759, Pierre-Joseph Redouté ranks 15Before him are William Pitt the Younger, Clotilde of France, Maria Theresia von Paradis, Maximilian, Hereditary Prince of Saxony, Friedrich August Wolf, and Hedvig Elisabeth Charlotte of Holstein-Gottorp. After him are Aloys I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Wilhelm Friedrich Ernst Bach, Jacques Cathelineau, Ludwig Yorck von Wartenburg, James Edward Smith, and François Devienne. Among people deceased in 1840, Pierre-Joseph Redouté ranks 12Before him are Heinrich Wilhelm Matthias Olbers, Emperor Kōkaku, Jacques MacDonald, Johann Friedrich Blumenbach, Louis de Bonald, and Maria Beatrice of Savoy. After him are Jean-Étienne Dominique Esquirol, Francisco de Paula Santander, José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia, Duchess Charlotte Frederica of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Louis-Charles Mahé de La Bourdonnais, and Elisabeth Christine of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, Crown Princess of Prussia.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Pierre-Joseph Redouté ranks 184 out of 899Before him are Adrien de Gerlache (1866), Abraham Brueghel (1631), Michel Preud'homme (1959), Jan Matsys (1509), André Franquin (1924), and Bernard van Orley (1487). After him are Rik Van Looy (1933), Lionel of Antwerp, 1st Duke of Clarence (1338), Melchior Broederlam (1355), Theodor de Bry (1528), Charles Auguste de Bériot (1802), and Pierre Alechinsky (1927).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Pierre-Joseph Redouté ranks 31Before him are Fernand Khnopff (1858), Constantin Meunier (1831), Barthélemy d'Eyck (1420), Abraham Brueghel (1631), Jan Matsys (1509), and Bernard van Orley (1487). After him are Melchior Broederlam (1355), Pierre Alechinsky (1927), Juan de Flandes (1450), Ambrosius Bosschaert (1573), Roelant Savery (1576), and Clara Peeters (1594).