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Vermeer, Jan

(Encyclopedia)Vermeer, Jan or Johannes vərmērˈ, Dutch yän vərmārˈ, yōhänˈəs [key], 1632–75, Dutch genre and landscape painter. He was born in Delft, where he spent his entire life. He was also known as...

Van der Meer, Jan

(Encyclopedia)Van der Meer, Jan or Johannes, Dutch painter of Delft: see Vermeer, Jan. ...

Delft

(Encyclopedia)Delft dĕlft [key], city, South Holland prov., W Netherlands. It has varied industries and is...

Bockelszoon, Jan

(Encyclopedia)Bockelszoon or Bockelson, Jan: see John of Leiden. ...

Beuckelszoon, Jan

(Encyclopedia)Beuckelszoon, Beuckelzoon, or Beukels, Jan: see John of Leiden. ...

Gossart, Jan

(Encyclopedia)Gossart or Gossaert, Jan, c.1478–1532, Flemish painter, b. Maubeuge, also known as Jan de Mabuse after his birthplace. He may have studied in Bruges before joining the Antwerp guild in 1503. In 1508...

Ingenhousz, Jan

(Encyclopedia)Ingenhousz, Jan yän ĭngˈənhous [key], 1730–99, Dutch scientist. He practiced medicine in Holland, England, and Vienna and was noted for his skillful inoculations against smallpox. He demonstrate...

Jan Mayen

(Encyclopedia)Jan Mayen yän mīˈən [key], island, c.145 sq mi (380 sq km), in the Arctic Ocean, c.300 mi (480 km) E of Scoresby Sound, E Greenland. It was annexed by Norway in 1929. The island is barren tundra l...

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