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Van Rijn, Rembrandt

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Name
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn 

Date of Birth
July 15, 1606 

Date of Death
October 4, 1669 

Place of Birth
Leiden, Netherlands 

Birth Family
Gerritszoon van Rijn and
Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck

 Marriage/Spouse
Saskia van Uylenburg.  Rembrandt had a common law marriage to Hendrickje Stoffels 

Children
Rumbartus (died at 2 months of age),
Cornelia (died at 3 weeks of age),
another daughter named Cornelia (died at one month).  Their only other child, Titus, survived into adulthood. Rembrandt had a daughter,
Cornelia with his common law wife. 

Education
Attended Latin school and was enrolled at the
University of Leiden 

Career
Dutch Painter and etcher

Reason for Fame
Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. 

Additional Information
One of his most famous works was The Night Watch.  He produced approximately 600 paintings, 300 etchings, and 1,400 drawings.

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Artcyclopedia
One Man Show: Rembrandt
Rembrandt
Rembrandt and the Golden Age of Dutch Art
Rembrandt.com
Rembrandt Museum
Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
WebMuseum: Rembrandt
Wikipedia: Rembrandt
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Fast Facts Resources
Wikipedia
Rembrandt van Rijn
WebMuseum:  Rembrandt