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Johannes Vermeer
(1632 - 1675)

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1632 Baptised 31 October in Delft
1652 Father dies and Johannes inherits the family home (Mechelen) as well as his father's business
1653 Converts to Catholicism and marries a Catholic girl, Catherina Bolnes, 20 April
1653 Joins Saint Luke's Guild
1663 Elected head of the Guild
1670 Once again elected head of the Guild
1672 Family leaves Mechelen amd moves in with Johan's mother-in-law, Maria Thins
1672 Visit to The Hague to act as an expert witness concerning a group of Italian paintings of disputed authenticity
1674 Registered with the Delft militia
1675 Dies 15 December. Catharina and 11 children are left in poverty
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