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Hol·bein(hōl′bīn, hôl′-), Hans Known as "the Elder." 1465?-1524.
German painter. His religious works include altarpieces for the Augsburg Cathedral (1493) and for the church of Saint Sebastian (1516), also in Augsburg. His son Hans (1497?-1543), known as "the Younger," is noted for his religious paintings and portraits, such as Anne of Cleves (1539).
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1. (Biography) Hans (hans), known as Holbein the Elder. 1465– 1524, German painter
2. (Biography) his son, Hans, known as Holbein the Younger. 1497–1543, German painter and engraver; court painter to Henry VIII of England (1536–43). He is noted particularly for his portraits, such as those of Erasmus (1524; 1532) and Sir Thomas More (1526)
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1. Hans ( “the Elder” ), 1465?–1524, German painter.
2. his son, Hans ( “the Younger” ), 1497?–1543, German painter, chiefly in England.
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|Noun||1.||Holbein - German painter and engraver noted for his portraits; he was commissioned by Henry VIII to provide portraits of the English king's prospective brides (1497-1543)|
|2.||Holbein - German painter of religious works (1465-1524)|
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