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Claude Lorrain

Born: 1600 AD
Died: 1682 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Painters

1600 – Born into poverty in the village of Chamagne

1625 – He returned to Rome in April and was apprenticed to the now-infamous Augustin Tassi.

1627 – Lorrain returned to Rome. Here, two landscapes made for Cardinal Bentivoglio earned him the patronage of Pope Urban VIII.

1637 – He rapidly achieved fame as a painter of landscapes and seascapes.

1682 – Claude, who suffered much from gout, died in Rome at the age of eighty-two, on either 21st November or 23rd November.