1483 - 1520

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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian: [raffaˈɛllo ˈsantsjo da urˈbiːno]; March 28 or April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520), now generally known in English as Raphael (UK: RAF-ay-əl, US: RAF-ee-əl, RAY-fee-, RAH-fy-EL), was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance. His work is admired for its clarity of form, ease of composition, and visual achievement of the Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raphael has received more than 7,463,697 page views. His biography is available in 164 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 159 in 2019). Raphael is the 4th most popular painter, the 10th most popular biography from Italy and the 2nd most popular Italian Painter.

Raphael is most famous for his paintings of the Madonna and Child.

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Among painters, Raphael ranks 4 out of 2,023Before him are Vincent van Gogh, Michelangelo, and Pablo Picasso. After him are Rembrandt, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Albrecht Dürer, Edvard Munch, Peter Paul Rubens, Frida Kahlo, and Caravaggio.

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Among people born in 1483, Raphael ranks 2Before him is Martin Luther. After him are Babur, Francesco Guicciardini, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, Francisco de Vitoria, Paolo Giovio, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Felice della Rovere, Gasparo Contarini, Jaime, Duke of Braganza, and Simon Bening. Among people deceased in 1520, Raphael ranks 1After him are Selim I, Pedro Álvares Cabral, Moctezuma II, Martin Waldseemüller, Pier Gerlofs Donia, Kunigunde of Austria, Cuitláhuac, Ravidas, Sten Sture the Younger, Agostino Chigi, and Ippolito d'Este.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Raphael ranks 10 out of 5,161Before him are Christopher Columbus (1451), Julius Caesar (-100), Michelangelo (1475), Archimedes (-287), Dante Alighieri (1265), and Augustus (-63). After him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), Commodus (161), Thomas Aquinas (1225), and Benito Mussolini (1883).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Raphael ranks 2Before him are Michelangelo (1475). After him are Caravaggio (1571), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Titian (1488), Donatello (1386), Giotto (1267), Masaccio (1401), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Tintoretto (1518), Paolo Veronese (1528), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435).