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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 654,512 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 44 in 2019). Sofonisba Anguissola is the 98th most popular painter (up from 126th in 2019), the 333rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 415th in 2019) and the 28th 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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Among painters, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 98 out of 1,421Before her are Vittore Carpaccio, Andrei Rublev, Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Claude Lorrain, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, and Duccio. After her are Canaletto, William-Adolphe Bouguereau, Hans Memling, Oskar Kokoschka, Georges de La Tour, and Ernst Ludwig Kirchner.

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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, Giambattista della Porta, Federico Barocci, Alessandro Allori, Titu Cusi, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Luis de Molina, Martin Frobisher, and Sayri Túpac. Among people deceased in 1625, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 2Before her is James VI and I. After her are Maurice, Prince of Orange, Jan Brueghel the Elder, Johann Bayer, Simon Marius, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Giambattista Marino, Mōri Terumoto, and Francisco Gómez de Sandoval, 1st Duke of Lerma.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 333 out of 4,668Before her are Pope Sylvester III (1000), Lorenzo Ghiberti (1378), Giovanni Domenico Cassini (1625), Geta (189), Reinhold Messner (1944), and Pope Paul I (700). After her are Lucky Luciano (1897), Pope Paschal II (1050), Roger II of Sicily (1095), Andrea Doria (1466), Canaletto (1697), and Dario Fo (1926).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 28Before her are Cimabue (1240), Paolo Uccello (1475), Filippo Lippi (1406), Vittore Carpaccio (1465), Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (1696), and Duccio (1255). After her are Canaletto (1697), Guido Reni (1575), Simone Martini (1284), Antonio da Correggio (1489), Bronzino (1503), and Annibale Carracci (1560).