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Lucas Cranach, the Elder

  • Birth 1472 Kronach, Kronacher Landkreis, Bavaria (Bayern), Germany
  • Death 16 Oct 1553 Weimar, Weimarer Stadtkreis, Thüringen, Germany
  • Burial Weimar, Weimarer Stadtkreis, Thüringen, Germany
  • Memorial ID 44514704

Painter. Cranach was a leading figure of German Renaissance art. He often painted religious subjects and portraits of important Reformation personalities, including a celebrated image of Martin Luther. In addition he created many nudes based on mythological figures. His son, known as Lucas Cranach the Younger, was also an important painter.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Rick Watson
  • Added: 18 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44514704
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lucas Cranach, the Elder (1472–16 Oct 1553), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44514704, citing Saint Jacobs Church, Weimar, Weimarer Stadtkreis, Thüringen, Germany ; Maintained by Find A Grave .