50. HANS HOLBEIN THE YOUNGER (1497-1543) – After Dürer, Holbein is the greatest of the German painters of his time. The fascinating portrait of "The Ambassadors" is still considered one of the most enigmatic paintings of art history - Self Portrait 1542
Hans Holbein the Younger-Member of the Wedigh Family: 1532 The sitter's ring displays the arms of the Wedighs of Cologne. He has sometimes been identified as Hermann Wedigh III, a merchant and member of the Hanseatic trading company in London. The quote from Terence on the sheet of paper was popular among humanists. The penetrating gaze and meticulous technique are characteristic of Holbein's work at its best.
Henry, Duke of York, third child of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York, b.28 June 1491 Greenwich Palace, London, England d. 28 January 1547 (aged 55) Palace of Whitehall, London, England. He becomes Henry VIII and marries six times. He marries his brother's widow, Katherine of Aragón in 1509, Anne Boleyn in 1533, Jane Seymour in 1536, Anne of Cleves in 1540, Catherine Howard in 1540 and Katherine Parr in 1543. He becomes the father of Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.