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Rogier van der Weyden

1390 - 1464

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Rogier van der Weyden (Dutch: [roːˈɣiːr vɑn dər ˈʋɛi̯də(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 607,932 page views. His biography is available in 59 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 57 in 2019). Rogier van der Weyden is the 70th most popular painter (up from 113th in 2019), the 19th most popular biography from Belgium (up from 37th in 2019) and the 4th 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 70 out of 1,421Before him are Domenico Ghirlandaio, Théodore Géricault, Alfred Sisley, Piero della Francesca, Henri Rousseau, and Lucas Cranach the Elder. After him are Alphonse Mucha, Gustave Doré, Frans Hals, Pietro Perugino, Andrea Mantegna, and Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot.

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Among people born in 1390, Rogier van der Weyden ranks 1After him are La Hire, João Gonçalves Zarco, John Dunstaple, Elizabeth of Görlitz, Engelbrekt Engelbrektsson, Dietrich, Count of Oldenburg, Contessina de' Bardi, John Cantius, Álvaro de Luna, 1st Duke of Trujillo, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and Petr Chelčický. Among people deceased in 1464, Rogier van der Weyden ranks 3Before him are Nicholas of Cusa and Pope Pius II. 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 19 out of 1,019Before him are Philip I of Castile (1478), Anthony van Dyck (1599), Orlande de Lassus (1534), Albert II of Belgium (1934), Mary of Burgundy (1457), and Ursula von der Leyen (1958). After him are Frans Hals (1582), Leopold III of Belgium (1901), Georges Simenon (1903), Margaret of Austria, Duchess of Savoy (1480), Georges Lemaître (1894), and Jacques Rogge (1942).

Among PAINTERS In Belgium

Among painters born in Belgium, Rogier van der Weyden ranks 4Before him are Jan van Eyck (1395), René Magritte (1898), and Anthony van Dyck (1599). After him are Frans Hals (1582), Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564), Jan Brueghel the Elder (1568), Hugo van der Goes (1440), Jacob Jordaens (1593), James Ensor (1860), Petrus Christus (1410), and Quentin Matsys (1466).