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Charles the Bold

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1433–77)

Duke of Burgundy (1467–77). He was the greatest of the dukes of Burgundy, and almost succeeded in creating a kingdom independent of France. He tried to persuade the Holy...

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Claus Sluter

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(b Haarlem, c.1350; d Dijon, 1405/6).

Netherlandish stone sculptor, active mainly in Dijon. He was the greatest sculptor of his time in northern Europe and a figure of enormous...

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Henri Bellechose

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(active by 1415, d. 1440×45?).

Netherlandish painter, active in Burgundy. In 1415 he succeeded Malouel as court painter in Dijon to the Duke of Burgundy, with the title valet de ...

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Jacques de Baerze

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(active 1380s and 1390s).

Netherlandish woodcarver active in Termonde (Dendermonde), near Ghent. His only known surviving works are two altarpieces commissioned by Philip the Bold,...

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Jan van Eyck

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(b ?Maaseik, c.1380/90; d Bruges, June 1441).

The most celebrated painter of the Early Netherlandish School. Within a few years of his death he had a reputation on both sides of...

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Jean Malouel

Overview page. Subjects: Art — History by Period.

(b ?Nijmegen, ?c.1360; d Dijon, 12 Mar. 1415).

Netherlandish painter, the uncle of the Limbourg brothers. From 1397 he was court painter to Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and...

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John the Fearless

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1371–1419),

Duke of Burgundy, born in Dijon, the son of Duke Philip the Bold (Philippe le Hardi); from 1384, when his maternal grandfather died, he was known as the count ...

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Limbourg

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

Netherlandish manuscript illuminators, the brothers Herman, Jean (Jannequin), and Pol (Paul) de Limbourg, all three of whom died in 1416, presumably victims of the plague or other epidemic....

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Loyset Liédet

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(b ?Hesdin, c.1420; d Bruges, 1479).

Netherlandish manuscript illuminator, active first in Hesdin and then in Bruges, where he became a guild member in 1469. His patrons included...

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Master of Antoine of Burgundy

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

(fl Bruges, c. 1460–80). South Netherlandish illuminator. The name was given to the painter of three manuscripts made for Antoine of Burgundy (see Burgundy, (2): a two-volume French...

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Melchior Broederlam

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(b Ypres, c.1350; d Ypres, c.1411).

Netherlandish painter. For much of his career he was court painter to Philip the Bold, Duke of Burgundy, and he also worked for his ...

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Philip the Bold

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Military History.

(1342–1404)

Duke of Burgundy (1363–1404). He was the fourth son of John the Good, King of France, and was created Duke of Burgundy in 1363. In 1369 he married Margaret, heiress of...

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Philip the Good

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — World History.

(1396–1467)

Duke of Burgundy (1419–67). His first act as Duke of Burgundy was to forge an alliance with Henry V of England, signing the Treaty of Troyes, in which Queen Isabella of...

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Stefano da Zevio

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(b c.1375; d ?c.1438).

Italian painter of French extraction, active mainly in Verona. He was the son of Jean d’Arbois (Giovanni d’Arbosio), a painter who had worked for Philip the...

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Turin Hours

Overview page. Subjects: Renaissance Art.

Manuscript Book of Hours produced over an extended period with illustrations by several Franco-Netherlandish artists, one of whom was possibly Jan van Eyck. The history of the manuscript is...

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