William-Adolphe Bouguereau

1825 - 1905

William-Adolphe Bouguereau

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 1,078,703 page views. His biography is available in 55 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 91st most popular painter.

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Among painters, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 91 out of 1,258Before him are Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot, Matthias Grünewald, Paul Signac, Andrei Rublev, and Jean-Honoré Fragonard. After him are Berthe Morisot, Francis Bacon, Antonio da Correggio, Canaletto, Hans Memling, and Franz Marc.

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

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In France

Among people born in France, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 259 out of 4,109Before him are Constantine II (316), François de La Rochefoucauld (1613), Pope Martin IV (1220), Désirée Clary (1777), Joseph Fouché (1759), and Elisabeth of Valois (1545). After him are Gabriel Fauré (1845), Nicolas Sarkozy (1955), Arsène Wenger (1949), W. Somerset Maugham (1874), Pierre Corneille (1606), and Vincent de Paul (1581).

Among PAINTERS In France

Among painters born in France, William-Adolphe Bouguereau ranks 27Before him are Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684), Honoré Daumier (1808), François Boucher (1703), Jean-Baptiste-Camille Corot (1796), Paul Signac (1863), and Jean-Honoré Fragonard (1732). After him are Berthe Morisot (1841), Hans Memling (1435), Georges de La Tour (1593), Gustave Moreau (1826), Claude Lorrain (1600), and Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699).

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