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Peter Paul Rubens was born in Siegen in Germany, but from the age of 10 he lived and went to school in Antwerp.His first job, at the age of 13, was as court page to a countess.Rubens could now afford to buy a grand house in a fashionable part of Antwerp.
Antwerp, in the southern Netherlands, was part of an empire ruled by Catholic Spain.
During his last years Rubens spent increasing amounts of time with his new young family in his country house, the Chateau de Steen.
He began to paint more landscapes, often for his own enjoyment, rather than for sale.
While painting, he would have someone read to him from a work of classical literature.
An enthusiastic collector of gems, ancient sculpture and coins, and other curiosities (including an Egyptian mummy), Rubens's collection became a well-known attraction for visiting dignitaries.