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 503,355 page views. Her biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Sofonisba Anguissola is the 126th most popular painter (up from 154th in 2019), the 415th most popular biography from Italy (up from 514th in 2019) and the 36th 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 126 out of 1,428Before her are Vittore Carpaccio, Jean Fouquet, Mark Rothko, Gerhard Richter, Man Ray, and Arnold Böcklin. After her are Fernand Léger, Juan Gris, Emil Nolde, Albrecht Altdorfer, Otto Dix, and Jean-Léon Gérôme.

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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, Shimazu Yoshihiro, Martin Frobisher, Luis de Molina, William the Younger, Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, and Catherine Stenbock. 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, Giambattista Marino, Christina of Holstein-Gottorp, Willem Schouten, Duchess Anna of Prussia, Mōri Terumoto, and Honoré d'Urfé.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 415 out of 4,088Before her are Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia (1499), Pope Martin I (590), John Cabot (1450), Lentulus Batiatus (-200), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), and Ferdinand I of the Two Sicilies (1751). After her are Pope Cornelius (200), Pope Lando (900), Poppaea Sabina (30), Philolaus (-470), Pope Zosimus (400), and Luigi Pirandello (1867).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Sofonisba Anguissola ranks 36Before her are Guido Reni (1575), Annibale Carracci (1560), Andrea del Sarto (1486), Parmigianino (1503), Bronzino (1503), and Vittore Carpaccio (1465). After her are Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Umberto Boccioni (1882), Pontormo (1494), Filippino Lippi (1457), Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720), and Fra Bartolomeo (1472).