Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn
Date of Birth
July 15, 1606
Date of Death
October 4, 1669
Place of Birth
Gerritszoon van Rijn and
Neeltgen Willemsdochter van Zuytbrouck
Saskia van Uylenburg. Rembrandt had a common law marriage to Hendrickje Stoffels
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.
Attended Latin school and was enrolled at the University of Leiden
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.
One of his most famous works was The Night Watch. He produced approximately 600 paintings, 300 etchings, and 1,400 drawings.