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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (Italian: [raffaˈɛllo ˈsantsjo da urˈbiːno]; March 28 or April 6, 1483 – April 6, 1520), known as Raphael, 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 Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.Raphael was enormously productive, running an unusually large workshop and, despite his early death at 37, leaving a large body of work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Raphael has received more than 5,266,896 page views. His biography is available in 153 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 151 in 2019). Raphael is the 4th most popular painter (up from 5th in 2019), 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 1,428Before him are Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso. After him are Rembrandt, Salvador Dalí, Albrecht Dürer, Frida Kahlo, Claude Monet, Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, and Edvard Munch.

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Among people born in 1483, Raphael ranks 2Before him is Martin Luther. After him are Babur, Francesco Guicciardini, Francisco de Vitoria, Ayas Mehmed Pasha, Paolo Giovio, Ridolfo Ghirlandaio, Felice della Rovere, Gasparo Contarini, and Nicolaus von Amsdorf. 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, Ippolito d'Este, and William Dunbar.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Raphael ranks 10 out of 4,088Before him are Marco Polo (1254), Michelangelo (1475), Christopher Columbus (1451), Archimedes (-287), Augustus (-63), and Dante Alighieri (1265). After him are Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), Benito Mussolini (1883), Thomas Aquinas (1225), 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), Donatello (1386), Titian (1488), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Masaccio (1401), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), and Tintoretto (1518).