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Full NameRembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Birthdate15 July 1606
BirthplaceLeiden, Dutch Republic
Date of Death4 October 1669
Place of DeathAmsterdam, Dutch Republic
EducationApprenticed to Jacob van Swanenburg, Pieter Lastman
Known forPainting, printmaking, drawing
Notable WorksThe Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp (1632) – The Night Watch (1642) – The Hundred Guilder Print (etching, c. 1647–1649) – Bathsheba at Her Bath (1654) – Syndics of the Drapers’ Guild (1662)
SpouseSaskia van Uylenburgh (m. 1634; died 1642)
ChildrenTitus and Cornelia
MovementDutch Golden Age, Baroque
LegacyHe is considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art; renowned for his portraits, self-portraits, illustrations of biblical scenes, and etchings
Early LifeBorn to a well-to-do family; attended a Latin school and later enrolled at the University of Leiden before apprenticing with various artists

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