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Tiziano Vecelli or Vecellio (pronounced [titˈtsjaːno veˈtʃɛlljo]; c. 1488/90 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian ( TISH-ən), was an Italian (Venetian) painter of the Renaissance, considered the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno. During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, 'from Cadore', taken from his native region.Recognized by his contemporaries as "The Sun Amidst Small Stars" (recalling the final line of Dante's Paradiso), Titian was one of the most versatile of Italian painters, equally adept with portraits, landscape backgrounds, and mythological and religious subjects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Titian has received more than 2,662,998 page views. His biography is available in 86 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Titian is the 20th most popular painter (up from 23rd in 2019), the 36th most popular biography from Italy (up from 38th in 2019) and the 5th most popular Italian Painter.

Titian is most famous for his paintings of religious scenes.

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Among painters, Titian ranks 20 out of 1,421Before him are Francisco Goya, Sandro Botticelli, Diego Velázquez, Paul Cézanne, Henri Matisse, and Paul Gauguin. After him are Donatello, Gustav Klimt, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Eugène Delacroix, Édouard Manet, and Wassily Kandinsky.

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Among people born in 1488, Titian ranks 1After him are Jungjong of Joseon, Ulrich von Hutten, Lütfi Pasha, Germaine of Foix, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Ferdinand Columbus, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Sebastian Münster, Joseph Karo, Charles II, Duke of Savoy, and Otto Brunfels. Among people deceased in 1576, Titian ranks 1After him are Gerolamo Cardano, Tahmasp I, Maximilian II, Holy Roman Emperor, Aloysius Lilius, Hans Sachs, Isabella de' Medici, Frederick III, Elector Palatine, Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Bálint Bakfark, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Bartolomé Carranza.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Titian ranks 36 out of 4,668Before him are Alessandro Volta (1745), Florence Nightingale (1820), Niccolò Paganini (1782), Parmenides (-501), Horace (-65), and Giacomo Puccini (1858). After him are Pontius Pilate (-12), Donatello (1386), Tiberius (-42), Saint Lucy (283), Maria Montessori (1870), and Pope John Paul I (1912).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Titian ranks 5Before him are Michelangelo (1475), Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), and Sandro Botticelli (1445). After him are Donatello (1386), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Tintoretto (1518), Masaccio (1401), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435).