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Jacques-Louis David
(1748 - 1825)

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1748 Born 30 August
1764 Begins studying art at the Académie Royale under J. M. Vien
1774 Awarded the Prix de Rome
1792 Elected a deputy to the National Convention on 17 September
1793 Appointed to the Committee of General Security
1793 Becomes a member of the art commission
1794 Jacobins, including David, are defeated in the National Convention - David is arrested and then imprisoned. A delegation of his students demands his release, and he is freed on 28 December.
1799 Becomes the court painter for Napoleon Bonaparte
1815 Following the fall of the Napoleon Empire , David is exiled to Brussels
1825 Dies 29 December in Brussels
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