1610 – Born on March 4th in London. Dobson is remembered as the most celebrated English-born painter before Hogarth.
1641 – He succeeded Van Dyck as the sergeant painter to the King.
1642 – William Dobson began his career as a painter for Charles I court in Oxford.
1646 – When Oxford was taken over by the Parliamentarians, he moved to London where he was imprisoned for death and died not long after his release.
– Died on October 28th.