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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (, Dutch: [ˈrɛmbrɑnt ˈɦɑrmə(n)ˌsoːɱ vɑn ˈrɛin] ; 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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rembrandt has received more than 7,356,202 page views. His biography is available in 166 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 162 in 2019). Rembrandt is the 5th most popular painter, 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 1,421Before him are Michelangelo, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, and Raphael. After him are Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Johannes Vermeer, Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer, 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, Christoph Bernhard von Galen, and Lorenzo Lippi. Among people deceased in 1669, Rembrandt ranks 1After him are Pope Clement IX, Henrietta Maria of France, Pietro da Cortona, François l'Olonnais, Maria Miloslavskaya, Antonio Cesti, Louis, Duke of Vendôme, François de Vendôme, duc de Beaufort, Arnold Geulincx, Antonio Bertali, and Johannes Cocceius.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Rembrandt ranks 2 out of 1,427Before him are Vincent van Gogh (1853). After him are Johannes Vermeer (1632), Erasmus (1466), Baruch Spinoza (1632), Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525), Piet Mondrian (1872), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Antonie van Leeuwenhoek (1632), Johan Cruyff (1947), Christiaan Huygens (1629), and Hugo Grotius (1583).

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), Piet Mondrian (1872), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Jan Steen (1626), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Han van Meegeren (1889), Pieter de Hooch (1629), Theo van Gogh (1857), and Dieric Bouts (1415).