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Hans Holbein the Elder

Birthdate: (64)
Birthplace: Augsburg, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
Death: circa 1524 (60-68)
Issenheim, Alsace, Holy Roman Empire
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Holbein and Anna Holbein
Husband of Mrs. Hans Holbein, the Elder
Father of Ambrosius Holbein and Hans Holbein the Younger
Brother of Sigismond Holbein; Mechthild Holbein; Ursula Holbein; Anna Holbein and Marguerite Herwart

Occupation: German painter
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About Hans Holbein the Elder

Hans Holbein the Elder (c. 1460–1524) was a German painter.

He was born in Augsburg, Bavaria and died in Isenheim, Alsace. He and his brother Sigismund Holbein painted religious works in the late Gothic style. Hans the Elder was a pioneer and leader in the transformation of German art from the Gothic to the Renaissance style.

He was also a woodcut artist and an illustrator of books, and was a church window designer.

His sons Hans Holbein the Younger and Ambrosius Holbein had their first painting lessons from him. Hans the Younger painted many well-known paintings such as The Ambassadors.

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Hans Holbein the Elder's Timeline

Augsburg, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
Age 34
Augsbourg, Bavière, Allemagne
Age 37
Augsburg, Holy Roman Empire
Age 64
Issenheim, Alsace, Holy Roman Empire