Rembrandt van Rijn  (Dutch, 1606-1669) 

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Rembrandt van Rijn Biography
1606   Born: Leiden
1620   Enters the Philosophical Faculty of Leiden University to study Classics
1622 - 1624   Apprenticeship under the Italy-trained painter Jacob Isaacszoon van Swanenburgh
1624   Studies under Pieter Lastman of Amsterdam
1625   Returns to Leiden, opens studio shared with friend Jan Lievens
1628   Changed to small plates
1630   Moves to Amsterdam
1632   Attempts large plate "The Large Raising of Lazarus"
1634   Becomes a member of the Guild of St. Luke and establishes a large workshop
1642   Paints "The Night Watch"
1642   First wife Saskia dies one year after giving birth to their fourth child, Titus. He will be the only of the four to live into adulthood
1654   Second wife Hendrickje Stoffels gives birth to daughter, Cornelia
1660   Son Titus and wife Hendrickje set up an art-dealing business
1669   Dies in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on October 4th, leaving the painting Simeon with the Christ Child in the Temple uncompleted