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Quentin Matsys

1466 - 1530

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Quentin Matsys (Dutch: Quinten Matsijs) (1466–1530) was a Flemish painter in the Early Netherlandish tradition. He was born in Leuven. There is a tradition alleging that he was trained as an ironsmith before becoming a painter. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Quentin Matsys has received more than 239,774 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 32 in 2019). Quentin Matsys is the 191st most popular painter (down from 176th in 2019), the 71st most popular biography from Belgium (down from 68th in 2019) and the 12th most popular Belgian Painter.

Quentin Matsys is a Flemish painter from the Northern Renaissance. He is most famous for his portraits and religious works.

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Among painters, Quentin Matsys ranks 191 out of 1,421Before him are John William Waterhouse, Margaret Keane, Pietro da Cortona, Suzanne Valadon, Fra Bartolomeo, and Benozzo Gozzoli. After him are Antoine-Jean Gros, Ivan Shishkin, Dieric Bouts, Pisanello, Niko Pirosmani, and Anton Raphael Mengs.

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Among people born in 1466, Quentin Matsys ranks 5Before him are Erasmus, Elizabeth of York, Moctezuma II, and Andrea Doria. After him are Alonso de Ojeda, Şehzade Ahmet, Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua, Giovanni Sforza, Ottaviano Petrucci, and Ashikaga Yoshitane. Among people deceased in 1530, Quentin Matsys ranks 4Before him are Babur, Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy, and Andrea del Sarto. After him are Thomas Wolsey, Maximilian Sforza, Joanna la Beltraneja, Pêro da Covilhã, Judah Leon Abravanel, Luis Ramírez de Lucena, Konstanty Ostrogski, and Jacopo Sannazaro.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Quentin Matsys ranks 71 out of 1,019Before him are Johannes Ockeghem (1410), Father Damien (1840), Petrus Christus (1410), Johann Tserclaes, Count of Tilly (1559), Maxime Weygand (1867), and Dominique Pire (1910). After him are Herman Van Rompuy (1947), François Englert (1932), Adolphe Quetelet (1796), Ambiorix (-100), Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium (1927), and Jacky Ickx (1945).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Quentin Matsys ranks 12Before him are Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), and Petrus Christus (1410). After him are Hubert van Eyck (1366), Jan Brueghel the Younger (1601), Pieter Claesz (1596), Philippe de Champaigne (1602), Félicien Rops (1833), and Joachim Patinir (1480).