Pieter Bruegel the Elder was a Flemish Renaissance painter and printmaker known for his landscapes and peasant scenes . He is sometimes referred to as the "Peasant Bruegel" to distinguish him from other members of the Brueghel dynasty, but he is also the one generally meant when the context does not make clear which Brueghel is being referred to. From 1559 he dropped the 'h' from his name and signed his paintings as Bruegel. According to some sources he was born in Breugel near the town of Breda. There are however also records that he was born in Breda, and there is some uncertainty...
|Date of death:||September 9, 1569|
|Also known as:||Pieter Bruegel|