Rembrandt van Rijn was born in 1606 in the city of Leiden in a small millers house, right inside the city walls. The house was lived in by his family, his aunt owned the adjacent part and the backyard house was lived in by his grandmother. He lived in this place until about 1631 when he moved to Amsterdam to further his aspirations.
Rembrandt Harmenszoon van Rijn was a Dutch draughtsman, painter and printmaker. An innovative and prolific master in three media, he is generally considered one of the greatest visual artists in the history of art and the most important in Dutch art history. (Wikipedia)