- Lucas Cranach the Elder- Portraitist of the Reformation [Chronology]
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Lucas Cranach (the Elder)
(1472 - 1553)

1472 Born 4 October in Kronach, southern Germany
1500 Settles in Vienna
1504 Settles in Wittenberg as court painter to Frederick III (the Wise), Elector of Saxon
1508 Friedrich the Wise dubs him a member of the nobility in (he is presented with a coat of arms with a winged snake)
1508 Visits the Netherlands, paints portraits of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I and Charles V
1510 Marries Barbara Brengbier
1513 Son Hans is born
1515 Son Lucas the younger is born
1515 Son, Lucas, born
1519 Elected city councilman
1520 Acquires apothecary's privilege
1520 Daughter Anna is born, Martin Luther is her godfather
1522 Woodcut designs for the first German edition of the New Testament
1536 Wife Barbara dies
1537 Elected Mayor of Wittenberg
1550 Follows John Frederick (the Unfortunate), the last Saxon Elector of the Ernestine branch into exile
1553 Dies 15 October in Weimar

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