Simon Vouet

1590 - 1649

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Simon Vouet (French: [vwɛ]; 9 January 1590 – 30 June 1649) was a French painter who studied and rose to prominence in Italy before being summoned by Louis XIII to serve as Premier peintre du Roi in France. He and his studio of artists created religious and mythological paintings, portraits, frescoes, tapestries, and massive decorative schemes for the king and for wealthy patrons, including Richelieu. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Simon Vouet has received more than 173,910 page views. His biography is available in 38 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Simon Vouet is the 224th most popular painter (up from 265th in 2019), the 748th most popular biography from France (up from 830th in 2019) and the 59th most popular French Painter.

Simon Vouet was a French painter who is most famous for his work in Rome.

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Over the past year Simon Vouet has had the most page views in the with 19,743 views, followed by French (13,925), and Italian (7,686). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Arabic (280.48%), Norwegian (Nynorsk) (146.58%), and Ido (105.52%)


Among painters, Simon Vouet ranks 224 out of 2,023Before him are Petrus Christus, Rosso Fiorentino, Saskia van Uylenburgh, Thomas Gainsborough, Jeanne Hébuterne, and Luca Giordano. After him are Lucas van Leyden, Joshua Reynolds, Ferdinand Hodler, Charles-François Daubigny, Agostino Carracci, and Peder Severin Krøyer.

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Among people born in 1590, Simon Vouet ranks 5Before him are Ahmed I, Kösem Sultan, Pope Clement X, and Mahfiruz Hatun. After him are Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany, Gioachino Greco, Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw, Yamada Nagamasa, Urbain Grandier, Jacob van Eyck, and Théophile de Viau. Among people deceased in 1649, Simon Vouet ranks 3Before him are Charles I of England, and Injo of Joseon. After him are Maria Leopoldine of Austria, Catherine of Brandenburg, David Teniers the Elder, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, Isaac van Ostade, Gerardus Vossius, Marie of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Juan Martínez Montañés, and Giulio Alenio.

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In France

Among people born in France, Simon Vouet ranks 748 out of 6,770Before him are Albert I, Prince of Monaco (1848), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), Eugène Edine Pottier (1816), Clotilde (475), Jérôme Lalande (1732), and Charles Hermite (1822). After him are François-André Danican Philidor (1726), François Mansart (1598), Theobald I of Navarre (1201), Robert Doisneau (1912), Joan II of Navarre (1311), and Marie Laforêt (1939).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Simon Vouet ranks 59Before him are Raoul Dufy (1877), Aristide Maillol (1861), Alexandre Cabanel (1823), Antoine-Jean Gros (1771), Pierre Bonnard (1867), and Jeanne Hébuterne (1898). After him are Charles-François Daubigny (1817), Jacques Callot (1592), Georges Rouault (1871), Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725), Henri Fantin-Latour (1836), and Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824).