Diego Velázquez

by eiifun on May 27, 2018

Birth Name: Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez

Date of Birth: baptized June 6, 1599

Place of Birth: Seville, Spain

Date of Death: August 6, 1660

Place of Death: Madrid, Spain

Ethnicity: Portuguese, Spanish [Andalusian], possibly Sephardi Jewish

Diego Velázquez was a Spanish painter. He was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV, and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.

Diego was the son of João Rodrigues da Silva and Jerónima Velázquez de Buenrostro.

Diego’s paternal grandparents were Diogo da Silva and Maria Rodrigues. They were from Oporto, Portugal.

Diego’s maternal grandparents were Juan Velázquez Moreno and Catalina de Buon Rostro y de Zayas. They were from Seville, Andalusia.

According some references, his paternal family were of Sephardi Jewish descent.

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