Robert Peake the Elder

1551 - 1619

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Robert Peake the Elder (c. 1551–1619) was an English painter active in the later part of Elizabeth I's reign and for most of the reign of James I. In 1604, he was appointed picture maker to the heir to the throne, Prince Henry; and in 1607, serjeant-painter to King James I – a post he shared with John De Critz. Peake is often called "the elder", to distinguish him from his son, the painter and print seller William Peake (c. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Robert Peake the Elder has received more than 76,805 page views. Her biography is available in 15 different languages on Wikipedia. Robert Peake the Elder is the 1,399th most popular painter (down from 1,222nd in 2019), the 4,388th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 93rd most popular British Painter.

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Among painters, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 1,399 out of 1,428Before her are Kari Byron, Erik Pevernagie, Ernest Townsend, Liu Xia, Stephen Wiltshire, and Wayne Thiebaud. After her are Vajiha Samadova, Guity Novin, Tracey Emin, George Caleb Bingham, Keiji Inafune, and Kenyon Cox.

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Among people born in 1551, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 8Before her are Giulio Caccini, Maria Anna of Bavaria, Fausto Veranzio, Abu'l-Fazl ibn Mubarak, Ğazı II Giray, and William Camden. After her is John Speed. Among people deceased in 1619, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 18Before her are Denis Calvaert, Marko Krizin, Richard Burbage, Nicholas Hilliard, Olivier de Serres, and Jagat Gosain.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 4,388 out of 6,924Before her are Andrea Riseborough (1981), Anne-Marie Duff (1970), Philip Massinger (1583), Rupert Holmes (1947), Dominic Raab (1974), and Laura Fraser (1976). After her are Piers Morgan (1965), Phyllida Lloyd (1957), Graham Parker (1950), Lynsey de Paul (1948), Scott Speedman (1975), and Howard Jones (1955).

Among PAINTERS In United Kingdom

Among painters born in United Kingdom, Robert Peake the Elder ranks 93Before her are Jack Butler Yeats (1871), Augustus John (1878), Howard Hodgkin (1932), Benjamin Wilson (1721), Ernest Townsend (1880), and Stephen Wiltshire (1974). After her are Tracey Emin (1963), Stanley Spencer (1891), Louise Rayner (1832), Tom Roberts (1856), and Alfred E. Goodey (1878).