Dürer, Hans

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Dürer, Hans Gender: M
born on 21 February 1490 Jul.Cal. (2 Mar 1490 greg.) at 02:00 (= 02:00 AM )
Place Nürnberg, Germany, 49n27, 11e04
Timezone LMT m11e04 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 11°28' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 29°09 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 12°27'


German Renaissance painter, illustrator, and engraver; the younger brother of Albrecht Dürer, and after him, the most talented of 17 siblings. Most siblings died in childhood. He was certain to have been trained in the workshop of his already famous brother. He became the court painter for King Sigismund I the Old of Poland. He went to live and work in Kraków for some time, like many other Nuremberg artists. He died circa 1534 in Kraków.

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  • sibling relationship with Dürer, Albrecht (born 21 May 1471 Jul.Cal. (30 May 1471 greg.))
  • sibling relationship with Dürer, Endres (born 25 April 1484 Jul.Cal. (4 May 1484 greg.))

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield cites father's record quoted in Albert Durer à Venise et dans les Pays-Bas: autobiographie, lettres, journal de voyages, papiers divers by Albrecht Dürer (J. Renouard, 1866), p. xxx: "L'année 1490, le dimanche du carnaval, à deux heures après minuit, ma femme donna le jour à un enfant du sexe masculin; M. george, le digne vicaire de Saint-Sebald, fut son parrain et l'appela Hans."

(In the year 1490, on Carnival Sunday, two hours after midnight, my wife gave birth to a child of the male sex; M. George, the worthy vicar of St. Sebald, was his godfather, and called him Hans). NB: Carnival Sunday is the one before Ash Wednesday, and in the Old Style calendar of 1490 Ash Wednesday occurred on 24 February and Carnival Sunday on 21 February.


  • Family : Childhood : Family noted
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, illustrator, and engraver)