Pieter Bruegel the Elder

1525 - 1569

Pieter Bruegel the Elder

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 from Brabant, 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. Art historians guess he was either born in Breda or Breugel (a village in the municipality of Son en Breugel), both located in the present-day Dutch province of North Brabant. 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pieter Bruegel the Elder has received more than 1,649,942 page views. His biography is available in 80 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 23rd most popular painter.

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Among painters, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 23 out of 1,258Before him are Diego Velázquez, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, Titian, Gustav Klimt, and Donatello. After him are El Greco, Hieronymus Bosch, Édouard Manet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Wassily Kandinsky, and Piet Mondrian.

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Among people born in 1525, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 1After him are Nurbanu Sultan, Şehzade Bayezid, Carolus Clusius, John George, Elector of Brandenburg, Zhang Juzheng, Giovanni Battista Moroni, Germain Pilon, and John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg. Among people deceased in 1569, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 1After him are Louis, Prince of Condé, John of Ávila, Maria Temryukovna, Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Mikołaj Rej, Gerolama Orsini, and Catherine Carey.

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Among people born in Netherlands, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 6 out of 908Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Johannes Vermeer (1632), and Erasmus (1466). After him are Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Mata Hari (1876), 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 Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), and Dieric Bouts (1415).