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Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn (Dutch: ( born 15 July 1606 Leiden, Dutch Republic (now Netherlands) – died 4 October 1669 (aged 63) Amsterdam, Dutch Republic was a Dutch painter and etcher. He is generally considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art and the most important in Dutch history. Movement:Dutch Golden Age Baroque

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William of Orange, or William the Silent led the Dutch to fight for freedom from the Spanish during the Thirty Year’s War.

The Family of Sir Balthasar Gerbier George Vertue found the inscription which identified the sitters in this family portrait soon after its acquisition by Frederick, Prince of Wales. Balthasar Gerbier (1592-1667) was a French Huguenot born in the Dutch Republic who entered the service of the Duke of Buckingham in 1616 as artist and art-expert. Rubens lodged with Gerbier at York House during his London visit of 1629. The glimpse of river landscape in the background here shows the view from…

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Spion Kop Battlefield, South Africa Where the Boers Defeated the British. [The Battle of Spion Kop (Dutch: Slag bij Spionkop; Afrikaans: Slag van Spioenkop) was fought about 38 km (24 mi) west-south-west of Ladysmith on the hilltop of Spioenkop(1) along the Tugela River, Natal in South Africa from 23–24 January 1900. It was fought between the South African Republic and the Orange Free State on the one hand and British forces during the Second Boer War campaign to relieve Ladysmith].

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Designer sends models down catwalk vacuum-packed in plastic bags

All in the name of fashion: Models were displayed in a vacuum pack for Iris Van Herpen's AW14 show

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