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Pieter Brueghel the Younger

1564 - 1636

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Pieter Brueghel (also Bruegel or Breughel) the Younger (, also US: ; Dutch: [ˈpitər ˈbrøːɣəl] (listen); between 23 May and 10 October 1564 – between March and May 1638) was a Flemish painter, known for numerous copies after his father Pieter Bruegel the Elder's work as well as his original compositions. The large output of his studio, which produced for the local and export market, contributed to the international spread of his father's imagery. Traditionally Pieter Brueghel the Younger has been nicknamed "de helse Brueghel" or "Hell Brueghel" because it was believed he was the author of several paintings with fantastic depictions of fire and grotesque imagery. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pieter Brueghel the Younger has received more than 357,093 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 42 in 2019). Pieter Brueghel the Younger is the 115th most popular painter (down from 110th in 2019), the 37th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 31st in 2019) and the 6th most popular Belgian Painter.

Pieter Brueghel the Younger is most famous for his paintings of peasant life in Flanders.

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Among painters, Pieter Brueghel the Younger ranks 115 out of 1,421Before him are Simone Martini, Antonio da Correggio, Giorgio de Chirico, Bronzino, Annibale Carracci, and Mary Cassatt. After him are Gustave Moreau, Umberto Boccioni, Apelles, Arnold Böcklin, Mark Rothko, and Jan Steen.

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Among people born in 1564, Pieter Brueghel the Younger ranks 3Before him are Galileo Galilei and William Shakespeare. After him are Christopher Marlowe, William Adams, Paulo Miki, David Fabricius, Ahmad Sirhindi, Francisco Pacheco, Hans Leo Hassler, Henry Julius, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Joos de Momper. Among people deceased in 1636, Pieter Brueghel the Younger ranks 1After him are Date Masamune, Santorio Santorio, Mulla Sadra, Stefano Maderno, Dong Qichang, Sendivogius, Augustus the Elder, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Iskandar Muda, and Gregorio Fernández.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Pieter Brueghel the Younger ranks 37 out of 1,019Before him are Baudouin of Belgium (1930), César Franck (1822), William III of the Netherlands (1817), Hergé (1907), Eleanor of Austria (1498), and Pepin of Herstal (635). After him are Victor Horta (1861), Margaret of Parma (1522), Princess Stéphanie of Belgium (1864), Eddy Merckx (1945), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), and Abraham Ortelius (1527).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Pieter Brueghel the Younger ranks 6Before him are Jan van Eyck (1395), René Magritte (1898), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Rogier van der Weyden (1390), and Frans Hals (1582). After him are Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), Petrus Christus (1410), and Quentin Matsys (1466).