Johannes Vermeer

Other name: 
Jan or Johan
fellow citizen of Delft. We have no evidence that they knew each other.
Birth or Baptism date: 
October 31, 1632
Death or Burial date: 
December 15, 1675

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Possible self-portrait (right; click to enlarge) of Johannes Vermeer in 1656 at age 24 in a detail from The Procuress. When Vermeer died, Leeuwenhoek was appointed curator of the tangled estate inherited by his wife Catherine Bolnes.

Learn more about the relationship between Vermeer and Leeuwenhoek: The Vermeer Connection