Born: 1429 AD
Died: 1507 AD, at 78 years of age.
1429 - Gentile Bellini, born in Venice, Italy. He was an Italian painter. The son of the painter Jacopo Bellini, he was christened Gentile after Jacopo's master, Gentile da Fabriano.
1470 - Surviving work consists of very large paintings for public buildings, including those for the Scuola Grande di San Marco, painted in conjunction with his brother, the even better known Giovanni Bellini.
1474 - He was the official portrait artist for the Doges of Venice.
1478 - He was chosen by the government of Venice to go to Istanbul and finish a portrait of Sultan Mehmed II (now in the National Gallery, London, but largely overpainted).
1496 - Painted three oil on canvas paintings. The most beautiful, the Procession of the True Cross in Piazza San Marco (now in the Gallerie dell'Accademia, Venice).
1507 - Died on the 23rd of February in Italy.
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