1488 - 1576

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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 a Venetian painter during 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 2,206,256 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia. Titian is the 23rd most popular painter (down from 20th in 2019), the 38th most popular biography from Italy (down from 32nd in 2019) and the 6th most popular Italian Painter.

Titian is most famous for his paintings of religious scenes.

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Among painters, Titian ranks 23 out of 1,428Before him are Paul Cézanne, Diego Velázquez, Henri Matisse, Gustav Klimt, Pieter Bruegel the Elder, and Donatello. After him are El Greco, Jan van Eyck, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Édouard Manet, Eugène Delacroix, and Hieronymus Bosch.

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Among people born in 1488, Titian ranks 1After him are Jungjong of Joseon, Ulrich von Hutten, Germaine of Foix, Lütfi Pasha, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Bartolommeo Bandinelli, Sebastian Münster, Joseph Karo, Ferdinand Columbus, 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, Hans Sachs, Aloysius Lilius, Isabella de' Medici, Frederick III, Elector Palatine, Luis de Requesens y Zúñiga, Bálint Bakfark, John Albert I, Duke of Mecklenburg, and Nicola Vicentino.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Titian ranks 38 out of 4,088Before him are Horace (-65), Alessandro Volta (1745), Donatello (1386), Niccolò Paganini (1782), Ennio Morricone (1928), and Tiberius (-42). After him are Giacomo Casanova (1725), Florence Nightingale (1820), Pope John Paul I (1912), Catherine de' Medici (1519), Pope Pius XII (1876), and Giacomo Puccini (1858).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Titian ranks 6Before him are Michelangelo (1475), Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), Sandro Botticelli (1445), and Donatello (1386). After him are Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Masaccio (1401), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), and Tintoretto (1518).