|1606||(July 15) Rembrandt born in Leyden.
Father a successful miller.
|1613||Rembrandt begins studying at Latin School.
Getting good basic classical education.
As a painter knows BOTH classical and biblical stories.
|1620||Rembrandt enters the University.
|1620||Rembrandt later in year leaves university.
Wants to study painting.
|1624||Rembrandt studying painting: with Pieter Lastman in Amsterdam.|
|1625||Rembrandt now painting in Leyden.
|1628||Citizen of Leyden says: miller’s son the painter much praised.|
|1629||Rembrandt already well known.
successful painter at 23.
|1631||Rembrandt in Amsterdam.
living with art dealer Van Ulenburgh.
|1632||In one year, 1632-33 Rembrandt produces 50 paintings, (mostly portraits), earning huge income.|
|1634||Rembrandt marries beautiful Saskia.
(cousin of his landlord Van Ulenburgh).
|1630s||They have 4 children;
only Titus survives.
|1639||Rembrandt buys huge expensive house in Breestraat.
costs 13,000 guilders.
spending enormous amounts of money.
|1640||Death of his mother.|
|1641||Birth and baptism of Titus.
Saskia never recovers.
Saskia dies after long illness.
|1640s||Geertje Dircx joins household as Titus’ nurse.
Becomes Rembrandt’s mistress.
|1648||Geertje makes will:
leaves everything to Titus.
|1649||Hendrickje Stoffels joins household, replaces Geertje, she sues.
Court does not force R to marry her but to pay annual alimony.
Rembrandt withdraws from painting. a dark year.
|1650||Rembrandt retaliates, lawyers collect gossip.
Gets Geertje committed to reformatory on basis of a “morals” charge.
Rembrandt’s worst act. later knows it.
|1653||Rembrandt paid 500 guilders for “Aristotle Contemplating Homer.”
(a mason earned 300 guilders a year.)
|1654||Bad economic times in Holland:
Rembrandt’s economy falls apart.
|1656||Court orders sale of all Rembrandt collection,
(not same a bankruptcy).
|1658||Rembrandt house sold at auction.
Almost everything goes on sale.
|1660||Hendrikje and Titus form company to trade art (Rembrandt’s).
to protect him from creditors. For rest of life he works as employee of their company.