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Ambrose Blaurer

3 of 24 portraits by Hendrik Hondius (Hond)

Ambrose Blaurer

by Hendrik Hondius (Hond)
line engraving, circa 1599
6 5/8 in. x 4 3/4 in. (169 mm x 122 mm) plate size; 7 3/4 in. x 5 3/8 in. (197 mm x 136 mm) paper size
acquired Oppe or Suckling prints, 1938
Reference Collection
NPG D46083

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  • Ambrose Blaurer (1492-1568), German Lutheran divine. Sitter in 4 portraits.

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  • Hendrik Hondius (Hond) (1573-1650), Printmaker, draughtsman and publisher. Artist associated with 24 portraits, Sitter in 2 portraits.

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Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex's campaign in Ireland is unsuccessful. He signs a truce with the leader of the rebellion Hugh O'Neill, Earl of Tyrone and returns to England without royal permission. He is placed under house arrest on his return to court.
King James VI of Scotland (future James I of England) writes Basilikon Doron ('The Royal Gift'), which asserts his theory of the divine right of kings.

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The Globe Theatre is built in London.
William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is performed for the first time.
Death of the poet and administrator Edmund Spenser, author of The Faerie Queene.
Birth of the painter Anthony van Dyck in Antwerp (in present-day Belgium).


Michael the Brave, Prince of Wallachia, deposes Andrew Báthory, Prince of Transylvania.
Akbar, Mughal Emperor of India, leads a campaign of conquest into southern India.

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