Art Collector in History

Famous Birthdays

  • 1340-11-30 John, Duke of Berry, French art collector and third son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxemburg, born in Château de Vincennes, France (d. 1416)
  • 1712-12-11 Francesco Algarotti, Italian art collector and encyclopedist (Viaggio in Russia), born in Venice (d. 1764)
  • 1726-01-04 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector
  • 1741-06-19 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, born in Amsterdam (d. 1816)
  • 1777-11-28 Augsut Kestner, German art collector and diplomat, born in Hanover, Germany (d. 1853)
  • 1814-01-24 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector
  • 1845-05-07 Jacob van Stolk Azn, timber merchant/art collector
  • 1856-02-25 Charles Lang Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1876]
  • 1857-02-02 Jan Six, Dutch art historian/art collector
  • 1872-03-11 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, lumber merchant/art collector
  • 1876-02-25 Charles Freer, art collector; endowed Freer Gallery [or 1856]
  • 1877-03-04 Daniel G van Beuningen, Dutch art collector
  • 1888-05-09 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector and museum director, born in Stockholm (d. 1964)
  • 1904-07-05 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, born in Villa La Pietra, Florence, Italy (d. 1994)
  • 1909-07-27 Marcia Anastasia Christoforides, British philanthropist, art collector, and racehorse owner, born in Sutton, Surrey, England (d. 1994)
  • 1920-01-02 Andrew Cavendish, Duke of Devonshire, English aristocrat (Chatsworth), politician, married Deborah Mitford, born in London, England (d. 2004)
  • 1923-09-28 John Scott, Duke of Buccleuch, Scottish peer, then largest landowner in Scotland, 1st MP in a wheelchair (d. 2007)
  • 1925-07-09 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, born in Koblenz, Germany (d. 1996)
  • 1927-11-10 Jacob Pleydell-Bouvery, 8th earl of Radnor and art collector (d. 2008)
  • 1943-04-23 Carmen von Thyssen, Spanish philanthropist and art collector, born in Barcelona, Spain
  • 1958-06-07 Francesca Thyssen, Swiss art collector, born in Lausanne, Switzerland

Famous Deaths

  • 1416-07-15 John, Duke of Berry, French art collector and third son of King John II of France and Bonne of Luxemburg, dies at 75
  • 1646-09-14 Thomas H Earl of Arundel, English art collector (Marbles), dies
  • 1764-05-03 Francesco Algarotti, Italian art collector and encyclopedist (Viaggio in Russia), dies at 53
  • 1798-12-20 Cornelis Ploos van Amstel, Dutch engraver/art collector, dies at 72
  • 1816-01-30 Reinier Vinkeles, Dutch engraver and art collector, dies at 74
  • 1853-03-05 August Kestner, German art collector and diplomat, dies at 75
  • 1896-02-06 Abraham Czn van Stolk, Dutch art collector, dies at 82
  • 1898-12-16 Pavel Tretyakov, Russian businessman and art collector, dies at 65
  • 1929-04-16 Abraham van Stolk Jzn, Dutch art collector, dies at 57
  • 1949-11-03 Solomon R. Guggenheim, American businessman and art collector (Guggenheim Museum New York), dies at 88
  • 1955-05-29 Daniel G van Beuningen, art collector, dies at 78
  • 1964-04-28 Rolf de Maré, Swedish art collector & museum director, dies at 75
  • 1979-12-23 Peggy Guggenheim, American art collector, dies at 81
  • 1981-08-31 Joseph H Hirschhorn, US art collector/founder H Museum, dies at 82
  • 1994-02-27 Harold Acton, English-Italian historian and art collector, dies at 84
  • 1995-12-23 Gabrielle Keiller, Scottish art collector, golfer, archaeological photographer, dies at 87
  • 1996-07-22 Peter Ludwig, German businessman and art collector, dies at 71
  • 2006-06-12 Kenneth Roy Thomson, 2nd Baron Thomson of Fleet, Canadian businessman and art collector (b. 1923)
  • 2006-10-26 Pontus Hultén, Swedish art collector and museum director (b. 1924)