The founder of an artist's dynasty
Pieter Bruegel died on September 9, 1569 in Brussels. His sons, Pieter and Jan, were still very young at the time, but they nevertheless followed in his footsteps, trained by their grandmother. The descendants however kept the "h" in their name, Brueghel. Jan's sons Ambrosius and Jan also became painters. Still, the most successful among them remains Pieter Bruegel the Elder.