Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch: ( born 15 July 1606 Leiden, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands) – died 4 October 1669 (aged Amsterdam, Dutch Republic was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and print
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (born in Leiden, Dutch Republic (now 15 July 1606 – 4 October was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history.
Place of origin: Amsterdam, Holland (made) Date: (made) Artist/Maker: Unknown (production) Materials and Techniques: Silk velvet and brocaded silk, embroidered and trimmed with various metal threads Museum number: Gallery location: Europe room case
1572 - Conquests by the "Geuzen" and the House of Orange. The Geuzen (the Beggars) was a name assumed by the confederacy of Calvinist Dutch nobles, who from 1566 opposed Spanish rule in the Netherlands. The most successful group of them operated at sea, and so were called Watergeuzen. The Capture of Brielle by the Watergeuzen in 1572 provided the first foothold on land for the rebels, who would conquer the northern Netherlands and establish an independent Dutch Republic.