Catharina van Hemessen: Did Sexism Keep Her from Becoming Famous?


Catharina van Hemessen (Antwerp, c. 1527/1528-after 1578) was a Flemish painter, daughter of Jan Sanders van Hemessen. Specializing in portraits, she highlights her own Self-portrait of her before the easel dated 1548 (Basel Museum of Art and St. Petersburg Hermitage Museum), the first known female self-portrait of her . Biography and work Catharina van Hemessen Formed probably with her...

the amazing life of Godfrey de Bouillon


Godfrey de Bouillon (Boulogne-sur-Mer, Kingdom of France c. 1060 – Jerusalem, Kingdom of Jerusalem July 18, 1100), was a prominent military leader in the First Crusade who ruled Jerusalem after its conquest by the army Crusader under the title of “Defender of the Holy Sepulcher.” He also held the titles of Duke of Bouillon, Margrave of Antwerp and Duke of Lower Lorraine...



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