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Vincent Willem Van Gogh

Born  1853-03-30
Died  1890

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Dutch painter, born March 30, 1853, Zundert, Netherlands; died July 29, 1890, Auvers-sur-Oise, near Paris, France.

Biography of Vincent Willem Van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is considered the greatest Dutch painter after Rembrandt, and one of the greatest of the Post-Impressionists.

What is an eponym?

An eponym is a word derived from the name of a person, whether real or fictional. A medical eponym is thus any word related to medicine, whose name is derived from a person.

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