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Hans Holbein the Younger
(1497 - 1543)
||Born in Augsburg to Hans Holbein the Elder - a skilled portraitist|
||Establishes himself in Basel, Switzerland, as a book illustrator|
||Travels to Italy, encounters the work of Andrea Mantegna and Leonardo da Vinci|
||Creates illustrations for Martin Luther's German translation of the Bible|
||Travels to London |
||Returns to Basel and paints portraits and murals for the town hall|
||Settles again in England|
||Established as court painter to Henry VIII|
||Dies in London during a plague epidemic|