Rogier van der Weyden

1390 - 1464

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Rogier van der Weyden (Dutch: [roːˈɣiːr vɑn dər ˈʋɛidə(n)]) or Roger de la Pasture (1399 or 1400 – 18 June 1464) was an early Netherlandish painter whose surviving works consist mainly of religious triptychs, altarpieces, and commissioned single and diptych portraits. He was highly successful in his lifetime; his paintings were exported to Italy and Spain, and he received commissions from, amongst others, Philip the Good, Netherlandish nobility, and foreign princes. By the latter half of the 15th century, he had eclipsed Jan van Eyck in popularity. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Rogier van der Weyden has received more than 695,480 page views. His biography is available in 60 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 59 in 2019). Rogier van der Weyden is the 91st most popular painter (down from 70th in 2019), the 24th most popular biography from Belgium (down from 19th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Belgian Painter.

Rogier van der Weyden is most famous for his paintings of religious scenes. He was born in Tournai and is considered one of the greatest painters of the 15th century.

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Among painters, Rogier van der Weyden ranks 91 out of 2,023Before him are Berthe Morisot, Jean-Honoré Fragonard, Honoré Daumier, Duccio, Mary Cassatt, and Paolo Uccello. After him are Francis Picabia, Oskar Kokoschka, Paul Signac, Andrei Rublev, Max Ernst, and Mark Rothko.

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Among people born in 1390, Rogier van der Weyden ranks 1After him are La Hire, João Gonçalves Zarco, John Dunstaple, Dietrich, Count of Oldenburg, Elizabeth of Görlitz, John Cantius, Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Al-Musta'in, Álvaro de Luna, 1st Duke of Trujillo, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and Bengt Jönsson. Among people deceased in 1464, Rogier van der Weyden ranks 3Before him are Pope Pius II, and Nicholas of Cusa. After him are Cosimo de' Medici, Emperor Yingzong of Ming, Frederick II, Elector of Saxony, Blanche II of Navarre, Zagan Pasha, Bernardo Rossellino, Catherine of Poděbrady, Desiderio da Settignano, and Bartolomeo Bon.

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In Belgium

Among people born in Belgium, Rogier van der Weyden ranks 24 out of 1,190Before him are Frans Hals (1582), Orlande de Lassus (1534), Georges Simenon (1903), Mary of Burgundy (1457), Agnès Varda (1928), and Jean-Claude Van Damme (1960). After him are Albert I of Belgium (1875), Samo (600), Baudouin of Belgium (1930), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), William III of the Netherlands (1817), and Mary of Hungary (1505).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Rogier van der Weyden ranks 5Before him are Jan van Eyck (1395), René Magritte (1898), Anthony van Dyck (1599), and Frans Hals (1582). After him are Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Quentin Matsys (1466), and Paul Delvaux (1897).