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jurist, publisher, regent (official), art collector
Houbraken mentions a poem of Jan Vos about an artwork by Carel van Savoyen (depicting Adonis stolen away by Venus from Diana) in the room of Willem Blaeu.
Nationality/school
North Netherlandish
Born
Amsterdam 1635-10-01
baptized on 4 October 1635
Deceased
Hillegom 1685
Many sources mention 1701 as his death date: this is however the death date of his son and namesake, who married Rebecca de Flines (c. 1667-1707) in 1683 (R. van Leeuwen, November 2021)
Family relationships
this field records any family relationship to one or more other artist(s).
son of Joan Willemsz. Blaeu (1596-1673) and Geertuij Pieters Vermeulen (died 1676), brother of Pieter Blaeu (1637-1706) and Joan Blaeu II (1650-1712). He married Anna van Loon (1638-1680) on 6 May 1659; they were the parents of Willem Blaeu III (1660-1701).
Biographical information
Active in
  • Amsterdam 1659 - 1685
    Blaeu lived on the Damrak, known at the time as 'Op 't Water' and later on the Brouwersgracht.
  • Hillegom
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Creation date: 2021-11-06; Last modified date: 2022-04-07

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