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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. Together with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.His father was court painter to the ruler of the small but highly cultured city of Urbino. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raphael has received more than 7,178,204 page views. His biography is available in 159 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 153 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 1,421Before him are Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. After him are Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Johannes Vermeer, Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer, and Edvard Munch.

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Among people born in 1483, Raphael ranks 2Before him is Martin Luther. After him are Babur, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, Francisco de Vitoria, Francesco Guicciardini, Paolo Giovio, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Felice della Rovere, Jaime, Duke of Braganza, Gasparo Contarini, 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, Cuitláhuac, Kunigunde of Austria, Sten Sture the Younger, Agostino Chigi, Jo Gwang-jo, and Ippolito d'Este.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Raphael ranks 10 out of 4,668Before him are Christopher Columbus (1451), Julius Caesar (-100), Archimedes (-287), Michelangelo (1475), Dante Alighieri (1265), and Augustus (-63). After him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Thomas Aquinas (1225), Benito Mussolini (1883), Giuseppe Verdi (1813), and Cicero (-106).

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), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Tintoretto (1518), Masaccio (1401), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435).