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Sir Joshua Reynolds
(1723 - 1795)

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1723 Born 16 July, Plympton, in Devonshire
1740 Apprenticed to Thomas Hudson
1749 Sails to the Mediterranean with Commodore Augustus Keppel
1752 Returns to London
1764 Founds the Literary Club
1768 First president of the newly founded Royal Academy
1768 Visits Paris
1769 Delivers the first of his annual Discourses
1769 Knighted by King George III
1771 Visits Paris
1781 Travels to the Netherlands
1784 Appointed painter to the king
1785 Visits Brussels
1789 Failing eyesight forces him to retire his brushes
1792 Dies in London 23 February
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