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Pieter Bruegel the Elder

1525 - 1569

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Pieter Bruegel (also Brueghel or Breughel) the Elder (, also US: ; Dutch: [ˈpitər ˈbrøːɣəl] (listen); c. 1525–1530 – 9 September 1569) was the most significant artist of Dutch and Flemish Renaissance painting, a painter and printmaker, known for his landscapes and peasant scenes (so-called genre painting); he was a pioneer in making both types of subject the focus in large paintings. He was a formative influence on Dutch Golden Age painting and later painting in general in his innovative choices of subject matter, as one of the first generation of artists to grow up when religious subjects had ceased to be the natural subject matter of painting. He also painted no portraits, the other mainstay of Netherlandish art. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pieter Bruegel the Elder has received more than 2,384,145 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia. Pieter Bruegel the Elder is the 23rd most popular painter (down from 21st in 2019), the 6th most popular biography from Netherlands and the 4th most popular Dutch Painter.

Pieter Bruegel the Elder is most famous for his paintings of peasant life in the Netherlands.

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Among PAINTERS

Among painters, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 23 out of 1,421Before him are Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin, Titian, Donatello, and Gustav Klimt. After him are Eugène Delacroix, Édouard Manet, Wassily Kandinsky, Piet Mondrian, El Greco, and Hieronymus Bosch.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1525, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 1After him are Nurbanu Sultan, Şehzade Bayezid, Carolus Clusius, John George, Elector of Brandenburg, Hans Staden, Giovanni Battista Moroni, Zhang Juzheng, Germain Pilon, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, Patriarch Job of Moscow, and Caspar Peucer. Among people deceased in 1569, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 1After him are Louis, Prince of Condé, John of Ávila, Gracia Mendes Nasi, Maria Temryukovna, Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Gerolama Orsini, Aben Humeya, Mikołaj Rej, António Ferreira, Catherine Carey, and Philibert, Margrave of Baden-Baden.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 6 out of 1,427Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), Johannes Vermeer (1632), Erasmus (1466), and Baruch Spinoza (1632). After him are Piet Mondrian (1872), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), and Hugo Grotius (1583).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 4Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), and Johannes Vermeer (1632). After him are Piet Mondrian (1872), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Jan Steen (1626), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Han van Meegeren (1889), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Theo van Gogh (1857), and Dieric Bouts (1415).