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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 144,446 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 31 in 2019). Simon Vouet is the 263rd most popular painter (up from 277th in 2019), the 832nd most popular biography from France (up from 866th in 2019) and the 62nd most popular French Painter.

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

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Among painters, Simon Vouet ranks 263 out of 1,421Before him are Helene Schjerfbeck, Luigi Russolo, Ivan Kramskoi, Guercino, Hendrick Avercamp, and Jan Brueghel the Younger. After him are Henri Fantin-Latour, Pieter Claesz, Il Sodoma, Gerard ter Borch, Philippe de Champaigne, and Jacques Callot.

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Among people born in 1590, Simon Vouet ranks 6Before him are Ahmed I, Kösem Sultan, Pope Clement X, Mahfiruz Hatun, and Cosimo II de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany. After him are Charles of Austria, Bishop of Wroclaw, Gioachino Greco, Yamada Nagamasa, Urbain Grandier, Théophile de Viau, and Jacob van Eyck. 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, Isaac van Ostade, Gerardus Vossius, Marie of Prussia, Margravine of Brandenburg-Bayreuth, Juan Martínez Montañés, Ustad Ahmad Lahori, and John Winthrop.

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In France

Among people born in France, Simon Vouet ranks 832 out of 6,011Before him are Jean Victor Marie Moreau (1763), Pauline Viardot (1821), Chevalier d'Éon (1728), Germaine of Foix (1488), Eric Cantona (1966), and Saint Remigius (437). After him are Marie-Anne Paulze Lavoisier (1758), David Guetta (1967), Edme Mariotte (1620), Lucien Lévy-Bruhl (1857), Anne Marie d'Orléans (1669), and Robert Nivelle (1856).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, Simon Vouet ranks 62Before him are Aristide Maillol (1861), Raoul Dufy (1877), Charles-François Daubigny (1817), Pierre Puvis de Chavannes (1824), Georges Rouault (1871), and Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725). After him are Henri Fantin-Latour (1836), Jacques Callot (1592), Balthus (1908), Martin Schongauer (1450), Paul Delaroche (1797), and James Tissot (1836).