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Holbein, Hans (the Elder)

Born: 1497 AD
Died: 1543 AD, at 46 years of age.

Nationality: German
Categories: Artists, Painters


1497 – He was born this year in Augsburg, Bavaria and learned painting from his father Hans Holbein the Elder.


1526 - The Reformation made it difficult for Holbein to support himself as an artist in Basel, and he set out for London in this year.


1527 – He made the Portrait of Sir Thomas Moore this year.


1533 - He also designed many of the extravagant monuments and decorations for the coronation of Henry's second wife, Anne Boleyn, in the summer of this year.


1543 – He died on the 29th day of November this year.




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