Jan van de Velde the Elder
According to the RKD he was possibly the pupil of Felix van Sambix. He married Mayken van Bracht, sister-in-law of the publisher Jan van Waesberghe, in 1592 in Rotterdam and opened a French school there. He published his calligraphy in the Spieghel der Schrijfkonste in 1605. In 1620 moved to Haarlem, where he was possibly the teacher of the Haarlem calligraphers Jean de la Chambre or Nicolaes Bodding van Laer.
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