Sebastiano del Piombo

1485 - 1547

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Sebastiano del Piombo (Italian: [sebaˈstjaːno del ˈpjombo]; c. 1485 – 21 June 1547) was an Italian painter of the High Renaissance and early Mannerist periods famous as the only major artist of the period to combine the colouring of the Venetian school in which he was trained with the monumental forms of the Roman school. He belongs both to the painting school of his native city, Venice, where he made significant contributions before he left for Rome in 1511, and that of Rome, where he stayed for the rest of his life, and whose style he thoroughly adopted.Born Sebastiano Luciani, after coming to Rome he became known as Sebastiano Veneziano or Viniziano ("Sebastian the Venetian"), until in 1531 he became the Keeper of the Seal to the Papacy, and so got the nickname del Piombo ("of the Lead") thereafter, from his new job title of piombatore. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sebastiano del Piombo has received more than 190,224 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Sebastiano del Piombo is the 295th most popular painter (down from 233rd in 2019), the 926th most popular biography from Italy (down from 762nd in 2019) and the 80th most popular Italian Painter.

Sebastiano del Piombo is most famous for his painting of the Transfiguration, which is now in the National Gallery in London.

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Among painters, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 295 out of 1,428Before him are Peder Severin Krøyer, Claude Joseph Vernet, Paul Delaroche, Oskar Schlemmer, Robert Rauschenberg, and John Singer Sargent. After him are David Teniers the Younger, Carl Spitzweg, Léon Bakst, Horace Vernet, Alexander Archipenko, and Francesco Melzi.

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Among people born in 1485, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 7Before him are Hernán Cortés, Catherine of Aragon, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Dragut, Thomas Cromwell, and Pedro de Alvarado. After him are Clément Janequin, Joos van Cleve, Johannes Bugenhagen, Wolf Huber, Balthasar Hubmaier, and Elizabeth of Denmark, Electress of Brandenburg. Among people deceased in 1547, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 7Before him are Henry VIII of England, Hernán Cortés, Francis I of France, Anne of Bohemia and Hungary, Vittoria Colonna, and Saint Cajetan. After him are Pietro Bembo, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Hadım Suleiman Pasha, Marie of Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme, Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and Johannes Schöner.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 926 out of 4,088Before him are Ferdinando II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1610), Quirinius (-45), Leopold II, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1797), Anastasius Bibliothecarius (815), Gabriele Falloppio (1523), and John Singer Sargent (1856). After him are Franco Modigliani (1918), Giovanni Antonio Scopoli (1723), Alessandro Algardi (1595), Giuliano da Sangallo (1445), Gemma Galgani (1878), and Dino De Laurentiis (1919).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 80Before him are Francesco Guardi (1712), François Gérard (1770), Orazio Gentileschi (1563), Francesco Hayez (1791), Masolino da Panicale (1383), and John Singer Sargent (1856). After him are Francesco Melzi (1491), Francesco Primaticcio (1504), Rosalba Carriera (1673), Bartolommeo Bandinelli (1488), Cosimo Rosselli (1439), and Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691).