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Theo van Gogh

1857 - 1891

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Theodorus van Gogh (Dutch pronunciation: [teːjoːˈdoːrʏs ˈteːjoː vɑŋ ˈɣɔx]; 1 May 1857 – 25 January 1891) was a Dutch art dealer, the younger brother of Vincent van Gogh. Theo's unfailing financial and emotional support allowed his brother to devote himself entirely to painting. Theo died at the age of 33, six months after his brother died at the age of 37. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Theo van Gogh has received more than 48,997 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Theo van Gogh is the 181st most popular painter (down from 138th in 2019), the 62nd most popular biography from Netherlands (down from 37th in 2019) and the 11th most popular Dutch Painter.

Theo van gogh is most famous for being a Dutch painter and filmmaker who was assassinated in 2004 by a Dutch-Moroccan Islamic extremist.

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Among painters, Theo van Gogh ranks 181 out of 1,421Before him are Petrus Christus, Emil Nolde, Angelica Kauffman, Agostino Carracci, Pierre Bonnard, and Francis Picabia. After him are Nicholas Roerich, Lucas Cranach the Younger, Thomas Gainsborough, John William Waterhouse, Margaret Keane, and Pietro da Cortona.

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Among people born in 1857, Theo van Gogh ranks 18Before him are William Howard Taft, Alfonso XII of Spain, Alfred Binet, Ruggero Leoncavallo, Eugen Bleuler, and Alexander of Battenberg. After him are Thorstein Veblen, Ronald Ross, Julius Wagner-Jauregg, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Axel Munthe, and Andrija Mohorovičić. Among people deceased in 1891, Theo van Gogh ranks 13Before him are Georges-Eugène Haussmann, P. T. Barnum, Pedro II of Brazil, Léo Delibes, Sofia Kovalevskaya, and Wilhelm Eduard Weber. After him are Leopold Kronecker, Ivan Goncharov, Jules Grévy, Prince Napoléon Bonaparte, Albert Pike, and Grand Duke Nicholas Nikolaevich of Russia.

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In Netherlands

Among people born in Netherlands, Theo van Gogh ranks 62 out of 1,427Before him are Sylvia Kristel (1952), William II, Prince of Orange (1626), Saskia van Uylenburgh (1612), Ruud Gullit (1962), Rem Koolhaas (1944), and Nikolaas Tinbergen (1907). After him are Frederick Henry, Prince of Orange (1584), Peter Canisius (1521), Gerrit Rietveld (1888), Tobias Asser (1838), Frits Zernike (1888), and William IV, Prince of Orange (1711).

Among PAINTERS In Netherlands

Among painters born in Netherlands, Theo van Gogh ranks 11Before him are Piet Mondrian (1872), Hieronymus Bosch (1450), Jan Steen (1626), Jacob van Ruisdael (1628), Han van Meegeren (1889), and Pieter de Hooch (1629). After him are Dieric Bouts (1415), Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836), Carel Fabritius (1622), Gerard van Honthorst (1592), Judith Leyster (1609), and Lucas van Leyden (1494).