Rembrandt van Rijn Facts

Rembrandt van Rijn Facts

Name
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn

Date of Birth
July 15, 1606

Date of Death
October 4, 1669

Place of Birth
Leiden, Netherlands

Birth Family
Gerritszoon van Rijn and
Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck

Marriage/Spouse
Saskia van Uylenburg. Rembrandt had a common law marriage to Hendrickje Stoffels

Children
Rumbartus (died at 2 months of age),
Cornelia (died at 3 weeks of age),
another daughter named Cornelia (died at one month). Their only other child, Titus, survived into adulthood. Rembrandt had a daughter, Cornelia with his common law wife.

Education
Attended Latin school and was enrolled at the University of Leiden

Career
Dutch Painter and etcher

Reason for Fame
Rembrandt is considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history.

Additional Information
One of his most famous works was The Night Watch. He produced approximately 600 paintings, 300 etchings, and 1,400 drawings.