Johannes van Gogh, sr.

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About Johannes van Gogh, sr.

Johannes "Jan" van Gogh was post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh's uncle. He joined the navy and rose to the rank of rear admiral. He was director of the Amsterdam naval dockyard when his nephew Vincent was boarding with him in 1877–1878. His son, Hendrik Jacob Eerligh van Gogh, was married to Maria (Marie) Elisabeth Vos. A widower, Uncle Jan went to live in Helvoirt after his retirement with his sister Geertruida, who was married to a naval commander.

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Johannes van Gogh, sr.'s Timeline

1817
August 19, 1817
Benschop, UT, Netherlands
1844
1844
Age 26
1851
1851
Age 33
1853
1853
Age 35
1854
August 29, 1854
Age 37
Hellevoetsluis, Zuid-Holland, Nederland
1885
August 12, 1885
Age 67
Helvoirt, NB, Netherlands