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Rembrandt Biography | Timeline

Timeline of Rembrandt's Life and Work

1606 Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn is born on July 15
1620 Enrolls at Leiden University, but leaves shortly thereafter
1621 Begins apprenticeship with Leiden painter Jacob van Swanenburgh
1624 Sets up studio in Leiden, collaborating with friend Jan Lievens
1624-25 Spends six months studying with renowned painter, Pieter Lastman, in Amsterdam
1626 Returns to Leiden and begins to produce etchings
1628 Accepts his first pupils
1631 Moves to Amsterdam and becomes a successful professional portraitist
1634 Marries Saskia van Uylenburgh, the daughter of a successful art dealer
1635 Saskia gives birth to son Rumbartus, who dies after two months
1638 Daughter Cornelia is born but dies after three weeks
1639 Rembrandt and Saskia move to the house on the Breestraat—now known as the Rembrandt House in Amsterdam
1640 A daughter, also named Cornelia, is born but dies one month later
1641 Titus—Rembrandt’s only child with Saskia to live to adulthood—is born in September
1642 Saskia dies, probably from tuberculosis
1654 Rembrandt's common-law wife, Hendrickje Stoffels, gives birth to Cornelia, the only child to survive the artist
1656 Rembrandt is declared bankrupt by the High Court of Holland
1656-1658 House and possessions are sold at auction
1660 Moves to a modest house on the Rozengracht
1663 Hendrickje dies when the plague sweeps Amsterdam
1665 Rembrandt produces his last etching, a portrait of physician Jan Antonides van der Linden
1668 Titus marries on February 28, but dies a few months later and is buried in the Westerkerk
1669 Titus’ wife gives birth to a daughter, Titia. Rembrandt dies on October 4 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the Westerkerk

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