- NAME: Hieronymus Bosch
- OCCUPATION: Painter
- BIRTH DATE: c. 1450
- DEATH DATE: August 1516
- PLACE OF BIRTH: 's-Hertogenbosch, Brabant (now in the Netherlands), Netherlands
- PLACE OF DEATH: 's-Hertogenbosch, Brabant (now in the Netherlands), Netherlands
- Full Name: Jeroen van Aeken
- AKA: Jeroen Anthoniszoon
- AKA: Jheronimus Bosch
- AKA: Jeroen van Aquen
- AKA: Hiëronymus Bosch
- AKA: Jeroen van Aken
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Hieronymus Bosch was a European painter of the late Middle Ages. His two most famous works are "The Garden of Earthly Delights" and "The Temptation of St. Anthony."
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Bosch died in 's-Hertogenbosch in August 1516 (the exact date of his death is unknown, but a funeral mass was held for him on August 9). While he enjoyed some success during his lifetime, he attracted an even grander fan soon after his death. King Philip II of Spain became a serious collector of Bosch's work, and "The Garden of Earthly Delight" is said to have been hung in his bedroom to remind the Spanish monarch to stay on a righteous path. Today,
the Museo Nacional del Prado in Madrid holds many of Bosch's works.
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