[hohl-bahyn; German hawl-bahyn]
- Hans [hahns] /hɑns/, the elder, 1465?–1524, German painter.
- his sonHansthe younger, 1497?–1543, German painter who worked chiefly in England.
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- Hans (hans), known as Holbein the Elder. 1465– 1524, German painter
- his son, Hans, known as Holbein the Younger. 1497–1543, German painter and engraver; court painter to Henry VIII of England (1536–43). He is noted particularly for his portraits, such as those of Erasmus (1524; 1532) and Sir Thomas More (1526)