| Abt 1555 - Yes, date unknown|
||Amberes, , Antwerpen, Belgiums
||Yes, date unknown
- "The first outstanding master of free Holland, Frans Hals, was forced to lead a precarious existence. Hals belonged to the same generation as Rubens. His parents had left the southern Netherlands because they were Protestants and had settled in the prosperous Dutch city of Haarlem. We know little about his life except that he frequently owed money to his baker or shoemaker. In his old age - he lived to be over eighty."
Frans was son of the paņero Franchoys Hals, coming from Malinas, and of Adriaentgen van Geertenrijck, original of Amberes. In this same city a brother of called Frans Joost will be born that also will be painter, although we do not know no his works. From 1585 Franchoys Hals and Adriaentgen van Geertenrijck they do not appear in the censuses of Amberes. Possibly they emigrated, next to a good handful of citizens, when the Spanish troops occupied the city the 17 of August, looking for refuge before more than presumable religious persecutions. The 19 of March of 1591 are baptized in Haarlem a new member of the Hals family, Dirck.
Dirck, the younger brother of Frans Hals (c.1582/3-1666), was born in Haarlem in 1591. His father Franchoys Hals, a clothworker originally from Mechelen, and his wife Adriaentgen van Geertenrijck had emigrated from Antwerp some time after 1585 to escape the brutal regime of the Duke of Parma.
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||Franchoijs Hals, b. Abt 1554, Mechelen, , Antwerpen, Belgium , d. Yes, date unknown |
||, , Netherlands
| ||1. Frans Hals, b. 1580, Antwerp, , Antwerpen, Belgium , d. 1 Sep 1666, Haarlem, Noord Holland, Netherlands |
|>||2. Dirck Franchoisz Hals, b. 19 Mar 1591, Haarlem, Noord Holland, Netherlands , d. 1656, Haarlem, Noord Holland, Netherlands |
| ||3. Joost Hals, b. Abt 1586, , , Netherlands , d. Yes, date unknown|
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