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Rembrandt

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Birthday
15, 1606
Birthplace
Leiden, Netherlands
Death Date
Oct 4, 1669 (63)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
15, 1606
Birthplace
Leiden, Netherlands
Death Date
Oct 4, 1669 (63)

About

Masterful Dutch Golden Age painter and print-maker. His best-known works include The Night Watch, Bathsheba at Her Bath, and numerous self-portraits.

Before Fame

In his youth, he was an apprentice to painter Pieter Lastman.

Trivia

He was commissioned in 1661 to produce work for the newly-constructed city hall.

Family Life

He was the ninth child born into the upper-class family of Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck. He married Saskia van Uylenburg in 1634 and, in 1654, fathered a daughter named Cornelia with his maid, Hendrickje Stoffels.

Associated With

He and Johannes Vermeer were two of the most prominent painters of the Dutch Golden Age.