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Jacques Coeur

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(1395–1456),

French merchant and banker, born in Bourges, the son of a wealthy merchant. In the 1430s he began to trade with Damascus, importing carpets and silks and amassing a ...

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Jan Zamoyski

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(1542–1605),

Polish statesman. He was educated in Padua and Paris, and on returning to Poland in 1565 was appointed as secretary to King Sigismund II. He subsequently supported the...

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Johann Neudörfer

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(1497–1563),

German type designer and biographer of artists, born in Nuremberg. His contemporary reputation centred on his mastery of calligraphy and his views shaped the final...

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Juan de la Huerta

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(fl.1431–62),

Spanish sculptor who in 1443 succeeded Claux der Werve as the artist responsible for the tomb of John the Fearless, duke of Burgundy (d. 1419), and his wife in ...

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Malmö

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At the beginning of the sixteenth century, the Danish town of Malmø, with a population of around seven thousand, was rivalled only by Copenhagen as the most important city in ...

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Master of Liesborn

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(fl. c.1460–90),

German painter whose name derives from an altarpiece painted for the Benedictine abbey in Liesborn (near Münster); six of the fourteen surviving fragments are in...

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William Rogers

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(fl. 1589–1604),

The first known professional English engraver. He may have been trained in the Netherlands, possibly in the studio of the Wierix family in Antwerp. He specialized...

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