Children of an Artisan

  • Rudolf Dekker
Part of the Early Modern History: Society and Culture book series


Hermanus Verbeecq was born in 1621 in Amsterdam. His father was a furrier who had come from Flanders, probably for economic reasons, because the family remained Roman Catholic. As a boy, Hermanus attended the Latin school, which was quite unusual for the son of an artisan. After a few years, however, he became an apprentice to his father. In 1644, after his father’s death, he took over the workshop.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rudolf Dekker
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  1. 1.Faculty of History and ArtErasmus University RotterdamThe Netherlands

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