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Jan van Eyck
(1390 - 1441)

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1390 Approximate birth date (certainly before 1395) in Maaseik, Belgium
1420 Presents a Madonna's head to the Guild of Antwerp
1422 Employed at the court of John of Bavaria, count of Holland, at The Hague
1425 Appointed court painter and valet de chambre to Duke Philip the Good of Burgundy
1428 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
1430 Lives and works in Bruges as painter to the court and city
1433 Marries a woman named Margaret - they will have two daughters
1441 Died in Bruges, Belgium, buried 9 July
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