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Steen, Jan Havicksz

Born: 1626 AD
Died: 1679 AD, at 53 years of age.

Nationality: Dutch
Categories: Painters

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1626 - Jan Havickszoon Steen was born in Leiden, Netherlands.

1644 - Steen went to Haarlem, where he worked under Adrian van Ostade and under Jan Josephs van Goyen, whose daughter he married.

1646 - Jan Steen began studying at the Leyden University.

1648 - He had joined the painters guild of the city.

1669 - A small debt of ten florins owing to an apothecary led to the seizure and sale of his pictures.

1672 - He received municipal authority to open a tavern.

1673 - He took a second wife, Maria van Egmont, the widow of a bookseller in Leiden.

1679 - Died on February 3rd in Leiden, Netherlands.

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