1593 – Born on the 19th of May.
1616 – He studied under Adam van Noort. A marriage to his master’s daughter, the year after his admission to the guild of painters, prevented him from visiting Rome.
– Jordaens is second to Rubens alone in their special department of the Flemish school.
1678 – Died of the mysterious Antwerp disease on the 18th of October, which on the same day also killed his unmarried daughter Elizabeth, who lived with him.