Marinus, Ferdinand

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Marinus, Ferdinand Gender: M
Ferdinand Joseph Bernard Marinus
born on 20 August 1808 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Antwerp, Belgium, 51n13, 4e25
Timezone LMT m4e25 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 27°36' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 14°16 Asc.s_taucol.18.gif 27°44'

Ferdinand Marinus (Portrait by Félicien Rops, 1857)
photo: Lithographie de Félicien Rops, license gfdl


Belgian painter who specialized in the depiction of Mosan landscapes. In April 1835, the administrators of the city of Namur entrusted to him the directorship of the new local painting academy. The establishment opened its doors on 23 November of that year and Marinus taught many artists and artisans for nearly half a century. His noted pupils included Jean-Baptiste Kindermans, Joseph Quinaux, François Roffiaen, and Félicien Rops. The latter painted his portrait.

Ferdinand Marinus died on 6 July 1890 in Namur.

Link to Wikipedia biography (French)



Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate (acte n° 1349).


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 81)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Art)