Sofonisba Anguissola

1535 - 1625

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Sofonisba Anguissola (c. 1532 – 16 November 1625), also known as Sophonisba Angussola or Sophonisba Anguisciola, was an Italian Renaissance painter born in Cremona to a relatively poor noble family. She received a well-rounded education that included the fine arts, and her apprenticeship with local painters set a precedent for women to be accepted as students of art. As a young woman, Anguissola traveled to Rome where she was introduced to Michelangelo, who immediately recognized her talent, and to Milan, where she painted the Duke of Alba. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sofonisba Anguissola has received more than 672,865 page views. Her biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Sofonisba Anguissola is the 102nd most popular painter (down from 99th in 2019), the 346th most popular biography from Italy (down from 332nd in 2019) and the 30th most popular Italian Painter.

Sofonisba Anguissola was a 17th century Italian painter. She is most famous for her paintings of aristocratic women.

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Over the past year Sofonisba Anguissola has had the most page views in the with 86,436 views, followed by Spanish (65,132), and Italian (36,685). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Russian (30,040.91%), Extremaduran (521.97%), and Guarani (347.47%)


Among painters, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 102 out of 2,023Before her are Max Ernst, Mark Rothko, Antonio da Correggio, Lisa del Giocondo, Filippo Lippi, and Jean-Antoine Watteau. After her are Bronzino, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Vittore Carpaccio, Matthias Grünewald, Claude Lorrain, and Guido Reni.

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Among people born in 1535, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 3Before her are Pope Leo XI, and Pope Gregory XIV. After her are Joanna of Austria, Princess of Portugal, Federico Barocci, Alessandro Allori, Giambattista della Porta, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Catherine Stenbock, Titu Cusi, Luis de Molina, and Martin Frobisher. Among people deceased in 1625, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 2Before her is James VI and I. After her are Jan Brueghel the Elder, Maurice, Prince of Orange, Johann Bayer, Willem Schouten, Simon Marius, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, and Anna Vasa of Sweden.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 346 out of 5,161Before her are Reinhold Messner (1944), Pope Gregory VI (1000), Filippo Lippi (1406), Sallust (-86), Pope Nicholas I (800), and Giulietta Masina (1921). After her are Enrico Dandolo (1107), Hippasus (-600), Bronzino (1503), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710), Bartolomeo Cristofori (1655), and Vittore Carpaccio (1465).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 30Before her are Pietro Perugino (1446), Duccio (1255), Paolo Uccello (1475), Antonio da Correggio (1489), Lisa del Giocondo (1479), and Filippo Lippi (1406). After her are Bronzino (1503), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Guido Reni (1575), Annibale Carracci (1560), Simone Martini (1284), and Andrea del Sarto (1486).