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 Albrecht Durer  (1471 - 1528)

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Lived/Active: Germany      Known for: painting, engraving

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Birth
1471 (Nuremberg, Germany)
 
Death
1528 (Nuremberg, Germany)

Lived/Active
Germany


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painting, engraving

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Albrecht Durer was born in Nuremberg, Germany on May 21, 1471, the second of eighteen children in the family of a master goldsmith of some repute. Fifteen of the children of this family died at an early age and Durer's mother was often sickly, especially in the last years of her life. Although his father was not pleased with his artistic ambitions, at the age of fifteen, Durer was apprenticed to a painter.
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