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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 2,049,128 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Pieter Bruegel the Elder is the 21st most popular painter (up from 23rd 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 21 out of 1,428Before him are Sandro Botticelli, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cézanne, Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse, and Gustav Klimt. After him are Donatello, Titian, El Greco, Jan van Eyck, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Édouard Manet.

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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, Giovanni Battista Moroni, Hans Staden, Zhang Juzheng, 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, Gracia Mendes Nasi, John of Ávila, Maria Temryukovna, Wolfgang, Count Palatine of Zweibrücken, Gerolama Orsini, Mikołaj Rej, Catherine Carey, and António Ferreira.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Pieter Bruegel the Elder ranks 6 out of 1,209Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853), Rembrandt (1606), Johannes Vermeer (1632), Baruch Spinoza (1632), and Erasmus (1466). After him are Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Mata Hari (1876), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), and Johan Cruyff (1947).

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), Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836).