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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. Friends like Michelangelo and Ariosto called him Fra Bastiano ("Brother Bastian").Never a very disciplined or productive painter, his artistic productivity fell still further after becoming piombatore, which committed him to attend on the pope most days, to travel with him and to take holy orders as a friar, despite having a wife and two children. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sebastiano del Piombo has received more than 269,170 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Sebastiano del Piombo is the 246th most popular painter (up from 294th in 2019), the 833rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 926th in 2019) and the 66th 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 246 out of 1,421Before him are Chaim Soutine, Gerard David, Hans von Aachen, Willem de Kooning, Jean-Baptiste Greuze, and Hilma af Klint. After him are Kees van Dongen, Francesco Guardi, Rosso Fiorentino, Gentile da Fabriano, Francesco Hayez, and August Macke.

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Among people born in 1485, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 7Before him are Hernán Cortés, Catherine of Aragon, Dragut, Thomas Cromwell, Giovanni da Verrazzano, and Pedro de Alvarado. After him are Clément Janequin, Joos van Cleve, Johannes Bugenhagen, Wolf Huber, Sayyida al Hurra, and Balthasar Hubmaier. Among people deceased in 1547, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 5Before him are Henry VIII of England, Hernán Cortés, Francis I of France, and Anne of Bohemia and Hungary. After him are Pietro Bembo, Hadım Suleiman Pasha, Pier Luigi Farnese, Duke of Parma, Saint Cajetan, Vittoria Colonna, Marie of Luxembourg, Countess of Vendôme, and Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 833 out of 4,668Before him are Gianluigi Buffon (1978), Phalaris (-700), Louise of Orléans (1812), Bernardino of Siena (1380), Gian Galeazzo Visconti (1351), and Rosalia Lombardo (1918). After him are Amilcare Ponchielli (1834), Pietro Bembo (1470), Maurizio Pollini (1942), Francesco II Sforza (1495), Euhemerus (-330), and Francesco Guardi (1712).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Sebastiano del Piombo ranks 66Before him are Bernardo Bellotto (1721), Jacopo Bellini (1396), Luca Giordano (1634), Giacomo Balla (1871), Lorenzo Lotto (1480), and Pietro Lorenzetti (1280). After him are Francesco Guardi (1712), Rosso Fiorentino (1494), Gentile da Fabriano (1370), Francesco Hayez (1791), Domenichino (1581), and Orazio Gentileschi (1563).