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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 1,774,698 page views. His biography is available in 56 different languages on Wikipedia. William-Adolphe Bouguereau is the 100th most popular painter (down from 95th in 2019), the 297th most popular biography from France (down from 273rd 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 100 out of 1,421Before him are Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, Claude Lorrain, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Duccio, Sofonisba Anguissola, and Canaletto. After him are Hans Memling, Oskar Kokoschka, Georges de La Tour, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Guido Reni, and Yayoi Kusama.

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Among people born in 1825, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 2Before him is Johann Strauss II. After him are Thomas Henry Huxley, Ferdinand Lassalle, Pedro II of Brazil, Jean-Martin Charcot, Johann Jakob Balmer, Charles Garnier, Paul Kruger, Julia, Princess of Battenberg, Dadabhai Naoroji, and Marie of Prussia. Among people deceased in 1905, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 2Before him is Jules Verne. After him are Muhammad Abduh, Ernst Abbe, Ferdinand von Richthofen, Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, Adolphe, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders, Adolph Menzel, Louise Michel, Carl Wernicke, and Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern.

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In France

Among people born in France, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 297 out of 6,011Before him are Pope Martin IV (1220), John I of France (1316), Nadar (1820), Gilbert du Motier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757), Louis VI of France (1081), and Elisabeth of Valois (1545). After him are Michel Platini (1955), Chlothar I (498), Frédéric Mistral (1830), Joan I of Navarre (1273), Robert I, Duke of Normandy (1010), and Louis, Duke of Burgundy (1682).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 30Before him are Paul Signac (1863), Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732), Berthe Morisot (1841), Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755), and Claude Lorrain (1600). After him are Georges de La Tour (1593), Gustave Moreau (1826), Charles Le Brun (1619), Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699), Odilon Redon (1840), and Robert Delaunay (1885).