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Diego Velázquez
(1599 - 1660)

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1599 Born in Seville, Spain - baptised 6 June
1610 Studies under Francisco Herrera the Elder
1612 Studies under Francisco Pacheco
1617 Accepted into the painter's guild of St. Luke in Seville
1618 Marries Juana de Miranda, the daughter of his art teacher
1623 Travels to Madrid; appointed court painter to Philip IV
1627 Appointed Gentleman Usher
1628 Meets Peter Paul Rubens
1636 Appointed Gentleman of the Wardrobe
1643 Appointed Gentleman of the Bedchamber
1648 Sent to Rome by Philip IV to buy works of art for the Alcazar palace in Madrid
1652 Appointed Palace Chamberlain
1659 Honoured as a Knight of Santiago
1660 Dies of a fever 6 August
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