1825 - Hans Fredrik Gude, born in Christiania, Norway. He was a landscape and marine painter, and, with Adolph Tidemand, a leading figure among the Norwegian painters in Dösseldorf.
1837 - At the young age of 12, he took drawing lessons in Christiania (Oslo).
1842 - 1844 - He had private tuition from Andreas Achenbach, but he was a pupil in Johann Wilhelm Schirmer's landscape painting class at the Academy of Art.
1854 - He succeeded Schirmer as professor of landscape painting.
1860 - His early works are characterised by the Romantics' enthusiasm for dramatic mountain scenery and idyllic, sunny landscapes, but the focus of his interest shifted to coastal and marine subjects.
1864 - He returned to Germany, this time succeeding Schirmer as professor at the School of Art in Karlsruhe.
1877 - He undertook a study tour to Scotland, and during the summers of his Berlin years he spent time at Rögen on the Baltic coast as well as in Norway. In the coastal scenes of his late period, figures, fisherfolk or urban holiday guests on the beach, play a more important role than in his early landscapes.
1880 - He accepted a professorship in Berlin and led a "master studio" in landscape painting.
1893 - He received the St. Olav Grand Cross.
1901 - He retired from this post.
1903 - Died this year.
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