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Rubens, Sir Peter Paul (1577-1640), painter

Fiona Donovan

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/63010

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Rubens, Sir Peter Paul (1577-1640), painter, was born on 28 June 1577 in Siegen, Westphalia, the youngest among the six children of Jan Rubens (d. 1587), a distinguished lawyer, and his wife, Maria Pypelincks (d. 1608), who had moved there from nearby Cologne. Rubens's parents were from Antwerp, in the ...

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