Engraver in History

Historical Events

  • 1824-01-28 William Kneass becomes 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40)
  • 1964-10-08 Gilroy Roberts becomes first US chief engraver to retire (than die)

Famous Birthdays

  • 1506-02-11 Juliana van Stolberg, engraver of Nassau
  • 1564-12-24 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver
  • 1571-07-16 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, baptized
  • 1593-09-25 Matthew Merian, the Elder, engraver/bookseller
  • 1595-10-02 Jacob Louys, Flemish engraver
  • 1598-05-23 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, baptized
  • 1600-09-27 John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, baptised
  • 1606-11-22 Pieter II de Jode, Flemish engraver/publisher
  • 1610-06-03 Jacob Neefs, Flemish engraver/publisher, baptised
  • 1615-02-23 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, baptised
  • 1619-12-17 Prince Rupert of the Rhine, soldier/chemist/engraver/mathematician, commander in the English Civil War and first Governor of the Hudson's Bay Company, (d. 1682)
  • 1623-05-30 Wallerand Vaillant, painter/engraver, baptized
  • 1633-12-18 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, baptised
  • 1659-01-21 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch portrait painter/engraver/architect
  • 1660-04-24 Cornelis Dusart, Dutch painter/engraver
  • 1660-12-26 Peter Schenck, German/Neth engraver/publisher, baptised
  • 1663-07-20 Pierre Drevet, French engraver
  • 1681-03-30 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver
  • 1697-11-10 William Hogarth, England, satiric painter/engraver (Rake's Progress)
  • 1698-12-25 Jacobus Houbraken, Dutch engraver/illustrator
  • 1711-04-02 Jan Punt, Dutch engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool)
  • 1712-01-24 Georg F Schmidt, German engraver/etcher
  • 1720-08-17 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter (Contes de La Fontaine)
  • 1726-01-04 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1726-11-30 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver
  • 1727-04-03 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver
  • 1736-11-11 Johann H Schepp, German/Neth engraver
  • 1741-06-19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1765-04-01 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (d. 1810)
  • 1775-04-21 Alexander Anderson, US, engraver/illustrator (Shakespeare)
  • 1779-12-19 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, engraver, born in Paris, France
  • 1790-03-14 Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (d. 1863)
  • 1794-08-11 James Barton Longacre, American engraver (d. 1869)
  • 1801-05-09 Samuel Cousins, mezzotint engraver
  • 1804-09-23 David Van de Kellen, coin engraver
  • 1815-09-29 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver
  • 1824-06-29 Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT Stempels)
  • 1850-04-19 Edward John Gregory, painter/engraver
  • 1859-02-13 William Strang, Scottish painter/engraver
  • 1876-03-23 Muirhead Bone, etcher/engraver of architecture, born in Glasgow, Scotland
  • 1882-02-22 Eric Gill, England, sculptor/engraver/typographer (Perpetua)
  • 1905-03-05 Gilroy Roberts, US chief engraver (1948-64)
  • 1909-08-26 Frank Gasparro, US chief engraver (1965-81), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1910-08-02 Lawrence Josset, engraver
  • 1917-06-11 James Bostock, painter/engraver

Famous Deaths

  • 1573-02-28 Jan "Hans" Liefrinck, Flemish engraver/publisher, dies at about 54
  • 1580-06-18 Juliana van Stolberg, Engraver of Nassau, dies
  • 1605-03-17 Pieter Bast, [Bastius], Dutch engraver/cartographer, dies at about 34
  • 1612-03-14 Philip Galle, Flemish engraver, dies at about 74
  • 1617-01-01 Hendrick Goltzius, Dutch painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies
  • 1633-12-18 Theodoor Galle, Flemish engraver, buried at 62
  • 1635-03-24 Jacques Callot, French cartoonist/engraver, dies at about 42
  • 1650-03-29 Cornelis Galle I, Flemish engraver, dies at about 73
  • 1650-06-19 Matthäus Merian, Swiss engraver (b. 1593)
  • 1651-01-13 Abraham C Bloemaert, painter/cartoonist/engraver, dies at 86
  • 1667-08-27 Adriaen Melar, Flemish engraver, buried at 33
  • 1676-02-14 Abraham Bosse, French engraver and artist
  • 1676-12-20 John Galle, Flemish engraver/printer, dies at 76
  • 1677-08-28 Wallerand Vaillant, painter/engraver/etcher/cartoonist, dies at 54
  • 1678-10-18 Cornelis Galle II, Flemish engraver/illustrator, dies at 63
  • 1682-11-29 Rupert, prince of Palts/adm/chemist/engraver/mathematician, dies at 62
  • 1684-01-05 Claude Audran II, French painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • 1688-03-09 Claude Mellan, French engraver/cartoonist/painter, dies at 89
  • 1704-10-01 Cornelis Dusart, painter/engraver, dies at 44
  • 1706-11-16 Godfried Schalcken, Dutch painter, etcher and engraver, dies at about 63
  • 1721-10-02 Benott Audran, artist/engraver, dies
  • 1722-11-12 Adriaen van der Werff, Dutch painter/engraver/architect, dies at 63
  • 1738-08-09 Pierre Drevet, French engraver, dies
  • 1752-05-04 Pieter Snyers, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 71
  • 1752-06-14 Daniel Marot, French/Neth, architect/engraver, dies at about 88
  • 1756-07-24 George Vertue, engraver, dies
  • 1778-01-04 Charles D J Eisen, French engraver/painter, dies at 57
  • 1779-12-18 Jan Punt, engraver/illustrator/actor (Gideonschool), dies at 68
  • 1780-11-14 Jacobus Houbraken, engraver/illustrator, dies at 81
  • 1785-05-23 William Woollett, engraver, dies
  • 1788-05-29 Jacques Aliamet, French etcher/engraver, dies at 61
  • 1790-09-24 John Keyse Sherwin, engraver/painter, dies
  • 1798-12-20 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72
  • 1801-05-05 Philippe-Lambert-Joseph Spruyt, Flemish painter/engraver, dies at 74
  • 1810-06-07 Luigi Schiavonetti, Italian engraver (b. 1765)
  • 1816-01-30 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver/cartoonist/art collector, dies at 74
  • 1840-08-27 William Kneass, 3rd US chief engraver (1824-40), dies in office
  • 1844-07-23 Christian Gobrecht, 4th US chief engraver (1840-44), dies in office
  • 1852-02-29 John Landseer, printer/engraver (Royal Academy), dies
  • 1857-02-16 Auguste-Gaspard-Louis Desnoyers, French engraver, dies at 77
  • 1857-08-01 Charles Turner, engraver, dies
  • 1863-04-04 Ludwig Emil Grimm, German painter and engraver (b. 1790)
  • 1879-03-30 David van der Kellen, Dutch coin engraver, dies at 74
  • 1879-08-31 William Barber, 6th US chief engraver (1844-79), dies
  • 1882-01-20 John Linnell, British painter/minaturist/engraver, dies
  • 1883-01-23 Gustave Doré, French artist, engraver, and illustrator (b. 1832)
  • 1895-04-19 Victor J van Hinsbergh, South Neth engraver (PTT-stempels), dies at 70
  • 1897-12-29 William James Linton, American wood engraver and political reformer. (b. 1812)
  • 1910-04-01 Andreas Aschenbach, German painter/engraver, dies at 94
  • 1917-02-18 Charles E Barber, US chief engraver (1879-1917), dies
  • 1931-05-17 Timothy Cole, wood engraver, dies
  • 1947-05-14 John Ray Sinnock, US chief engraver (1925-47), dies at 59
  • 1949-05-16 William Newzam Prior Nicholson, painter/engraver, dies
  • 1995-05-07 Lawrence Josset, engraver, dies at 84