Diego Velazquez

About Diego Velazquez

Birth Day: June 6, 1599
Birth Place: Seville, Spain

Diego Velazquez

Diego Velazquez was born on June 6, 1599 in Seville, Spain. Spanish Golden Age artist who was a portrait painter for the Spanish royal family, famous Europeans, and commoners. He was admired by many realist and impressionist painters like Edouard Manet.
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As per our current Database, Diego Velazquez has been died on Aug 6, 1660 (age 61).

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When Diego Velazquez die, Diego Velazquez was 61 years old.

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Occupation Painter
Age 61 years old
Zodiac Sign Gemini
Born June 6, 1599 (Seville, Spain)
Birthday June 6
Town/City Seville, Spain
Nationality Spain

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Diego Velazquez’s zodiac sign is Gemini. According to astrologers, Gemini is expressive and quick-witted, it represents two different personalities in one and you will never be sure which one you will face. They are sociable, communicative and ready for fun, with a tendency to suddenly get serious, thoughtful and restless. They are fascinated with the world itself, extremely curious, with a constant feeling that there is not enough time to experience everything they want to see.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Diego Velazquez was born in the Year of the Pig. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Pig are extremely nice, good-mannered and tasteful. They’re perfectionists who enjoy finer things but are not perceived as snobs. They enjoy helping others and are good companions until someone close crosses them, then look out! They’re intelligent, always seeking more knowledge, and exclusive. Compatible with Rabbit or Goat.

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Spanish Golden Age Artist who was a portrait Painter for the Spanish royal family, famous Europeans, and commoners. He was admired by many realist and impressionist Painters like Edouard Manet.

Before Fame

He entered the art world at age 12 as an apprentice with the famed Francisco Pacheco. He was mentored by Pacheco for five years, learning proportion, perspective, and direct realism from him.


His 1656 masterpiece Las Meninas presented a complex and intriguing portrait of life in the Spanish court of King Philip IV.

Family Life

He was the eldest child of João Rodrigues da Silva and Jerónima Velázquez. He and his wife died only eight days apart and were buried side-by-side at the Church of San Juan Bautista. He had two daughters named Francisca and Ignacia.

Associated With

He influenced the work of Salvador Dali, Pablo Picasso, and many other artists.

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