Theodoor Galle

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Theodoor Galle
Theodor Galle after Johannes Stradanus.PNG
America engraving by Theodor Galle after Stradanus, ca 1630.
Born Dirck
(1571-07-16)16 July 1571
Died 8 December 1633(1633-12-08) (aged 62)
Nationality Belgium
Known for Engraving
Movement Baroque

Dirck or Theodoor Galle (16 July 1571 – 18 December 1633) was a Flemish Baroque engraver.


He learned the art of engraving from his father Philip Galle. According to the RKD he married Catharina Moerentorff (Moretus), daughter of Jan Moretus and Maertine Plantijn. Maertine was the daughter of Christophe Plantin. He is one of the engravers remembered in the Plantin-Moretus Museum. He became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in 1595, and became deacon in 1609. He was the teacher of his son Joannes Galle, and the engravers Adriaen Millaert, and Gilles van Schoor.[1] Joannes Galle later became a member of the Guild of St. Luke in 1627, and became deacon in 1638.[2]