1606 - 1669

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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (, Dutch: [ˈrɛmbrɑnt ˈɦɑrmə(n)ˌsoːɱ vɑn ˈrɛin] (listen); 15 July 1606 – 4 October 1669), usually simply known as Rembrandt, was a Dutch Golden Age painter, printmaker and draughtsman. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. Unlike most Dutch masters of the 17th century, Rembrandt's works depict a wide range of style and subject matter, from portraits and self-portraits to landscapes, genre scenes, allegorical and historical scenes, and biblical and mythological themes as well as animal studies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rembrandt has received more than 5,510,451 page views. His biography is available in 162 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 161 in 2019). Rembrandt is the 5th most popular painter (down from 4th in 2019), the 2nd most popular biography from Netherlands and the 2nd most popular Dutch Painter.

Rembrandt is most famous for his use of chiaroscuro, or the contrast between light and dark. He is also known for his use of light and shadow to create a sense of depth in his paintings.

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Among painters, Rembrandt ranks 5 out of 1,428Before him are Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Raphael. After him are Salvador Dalí, Albrecht Dürer, Frida Kahlo, Claude Monet, Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, and Edvard Munch.

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Among people born in 1606, Rembrandt ranks 1After him are Pierre Corneille, Li Zicheng, Christine of France, Maria Anna of Spain, Jan Davidsz. de Heem, Zhang Xianzhong, Joachim von Sandrart, Juan Caramuel y Lobkowitz, Nicolas Mignard, Lorenzo Lippi, and Christoph Bernhard von Galen. Among people deceased in 1669, Rembrandt ranks 1After him are Pope Clement IX, Henrietta Maria of France, Pietro da Cortona, François l'Olonnais, Antonio Cesti, Maria Miloslavskaya, François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, Louis, Duke of Vendôme, Arnold Geulincx, Antonio Bertali, and Pieter Post.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Rembrandt ranks 2 out of 1,209Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853). After him are Johannes Vermeer (1632), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Erasmus (1466), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Mata Hari (1876), Christiaan Huygens (1629), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), and Johan Cruyff (1947).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Rembrandt ranks 2Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853). After him are Johannes Vermeer (1632), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Piet Mondrian (1872), Jan Steen (1626), Theo van Gogh (1857), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Dieric Bouts (1415), Pieter de Hooch (1629), and Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836).