Rembrandt van Rijn

Painter Rembrandt van Rijn Full Name: Rembrandt van Rijn [Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn]
Nationality: Dutch

Profession: Painter
Why Famous: Considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. His contributions to art came in a period of great wealth and cultural achievement that historians call the Dutch Golden Age when Dutch Golden Age painting, although in many ways antithetical to the Baroque style that dominated Europe, was extremely prolific and innovative, and gave rise to important new genres in painting.

Born: July 15, 1606
Star Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Leiden, Netherlands

Died: October 4, 1669 (aged 63)

Historical Events in the Life of Rembrandt van Rijn

  • 1656-07-26 Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn declares he is insolvent

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