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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Early Days:

   Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was born on July 15, 1606 in Leiden, the Netherlands. He was the ninth child born to Harmen Gerritszoon van Rijn and Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck. His family was quite well-to-do; his father was a miller and his mother was a baker's daughter. As a boy he attended Latin school and was enrolled at the University of Leiden, although according to a contemporary he had a greater inclination towards painting; he was soon apprenticed to a Leiden history painter, Jacob van Swanenburgh, with whom he spent three years. After a brief but important apprenticeship of six months with the famous painter Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam, Rembrandt opened a studio in Leiden in 1624 or 1625, which he shared with friend and colleague Jan Lievens. In 1627, Rembrandt began to accept students, among them Gerrit Dou.

Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn


Personal Details


Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Place of Birth

Leiden, Netherlands

Date of Birth

July 15, 1606

Date of Death

October 4, 1669 (aged 63)


Painting, Printmaking




Dutch Golden Age painting


Danae 1636, Jacob de Gheyn III, 1632
Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp, 1632
Belshazzar's Feast, 1635
Night Watch, 1642

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