William-Adolphe Bouguereau

1825 - 1905

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William-Adolphe Bouguereau (French pronunciation: ​[wiljam.adɔlf buɡ(ə)ʁo]; 30 November 1825 – 19 August 1905) was a French academic painter. In his realistic genre paintings he used mythological themes, making modern interpretations of classical subjects, with an emphasis on the female human body. During his life, he enjoyed significant popularity in France and the United States, was given numerous official honors, and received top prices for his work. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of William-Adolphe Bouguereau has received more than 1,242,842 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 55 in 2019). William-Adolphe Bouguereau is the 95th most popular painter (down from 91st in 2019), the 274th most popular biography from France (down from 258th in 2019) and the 30th most popular French Painter.

William-Adolphe Bouguereau is most famous for his paintings of mythological and biblical scenes.

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Among painters, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 95 out of 1,428Before him are Georges de La Tour, Edward Hopper, Filippo Lippi, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Antonio da Correggio, and Claude Lorrain. After him are Duccio, Hans Memling, Lili Elbe, Oskar Kokoschka, Canaletto, and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin.

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Among people born in 1825, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 3Before him are Johann Strauss II and Thomas Henry Huxley. After him are Jean-Martin Charcot, Ferdinand Lassalle, Pedro II of Brazil, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Marie of Prussia, Eduard Hanslick, and Emil Erlenmeyer. Among people deceased in 1905, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 2Before him is Jules Verne. After him are Muhammad Abduh, Ernst Abbe, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Adolph Menzel, Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern, Pierre Savorgnan de Brazza, and Élisée Reclus.

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In France

Among people born in France, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 274 out of 5,234Before him are Pope Clement IV (1190), Josquin des Prez (1450), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Constantine II (316), Jeanne Baret (1740), and Claude Lorrain (1600). After him are Pope Martin IV (1220), Jean-Martin Charcot (1825), Henry I of France (1008), Guillaume de Machaut (1300), Isabella of France (1295), and Prosper Mérimée (1803).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 30Before him are François Boucher (1703), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), Berthe Morisot (1841), Paul Signac (1863), Georges de La Tour (1593), and Claude Lorrain (1600). After him are Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Gustave Moreau (1826), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), Jean Fouquet (1420), Fernand Léger (1881), and Jean-Léon Gérôme (1824).