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Jan van Eyck
(1390 - 1441)
||Approximate birth date (certainly before 1395) in Maaseik, Belgium |
||Presents a Madonna's head to the Guild of Antwerp|
||Employed at the court of John of Bavaria, count of Holland, at The Hague|
||Appointed court painter and valet de chambre to Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy|
||Sent on a diplomatic mission to Spain and Portugal in connection with negotiations that resulted in the marriage of Philip of Burgundy and Isabella of Portugal|
||Lives and works in Bruges as painter to the court and city|
||Marries a woman named Margaret - they will have two daughters|
||Died in Bruges, Belgium, buried 9 July|