Peter Paul Rubens Knighted Today in England, 1630

Sir Peter Paul Rubens
Flemish Baroque Painter Peter Paul Rubens

Peter Paul Rubens (28 June 1577 – 30 May 1640) was knighted in England by King Charles I on February 21st, 1630. The influential Flemish Baroque painter, early peacenik and diplomat was also given a knighthood in Spain by King Philip IV. Rubens was famed worldwide for portraits, court paintings, Anti-Reformation Catholic art, and landscapes