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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