Pieter Post (1608 - 1669)

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Birthplace: Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
Death: Died in The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
Occupation: Dutch architect, painter & printmaker
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About Pieter Post

Pieter Jansz Post (baptised May 1, 1608, Haarlem – buried May 8, 1669, The Hague) was a Dutch architect, painter and printmaker.

Biography

Post was the son of a stained-glass painter and the older brother of painter Frans Post. He is credited with the creation of the Dutch baroque style of architecture, along with his longtime collaborator Jacob van Campen. Together they designed the Mauritshuis in the Hague.

His daughter married the anatomist and collector Frederik Ruysch. His granddaughter Rachel Ruysch became a painter.

(Some) buildings he designed

  • 1642 Huis Dedel, The Hague
  • 1643 Huis Prinsessegracht 4 (the Hague)
  • 1645-1650 Huis ten Bosch (the Hague)
  • 1645-1648 Gemeenlandshuis Zwanenburg, Halfweg
  • 1649-1653 Huis De Onbeschaamde, Dordrecht
  • 1652-1657 Gebouw van de Staten van Holland, (the Hague)
  • 1655 Johan de Witt Huis, (the Hague)
  • 1657-1658 De Waag, Leiden
  • 1659-1685 Stadhuis, Maastricht
  • 1659-1662 Kruithuis, Delft
  • 1660 Hofje van Nieuwkoop (Den Haag),
  • 1661-1662 Torendeel van Lambertuskerk in Buren
  • 1662-1665 Kasteel Heeze, Heeze
  • 1662-1680 Hervormde Kerk, Bennebroek
  • 1663 Kerk van Stompetoren
  • 1668- Kaaswaag, Gouda
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Pieter Post's Timeline

1608
April, 1608
Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
May 1, 1608
Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
1639
July 10, 1639
Age 31
Haarlem, North Holland, The Netherlands
1669
May 8, 1669
Age 61
The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
May, 1669
Age 61
The Hague, South Holland, The Netherlands
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