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Callot, Jacques, engraver, was born towards the end of the 16th century at Nancy. About 1612 he became a pupil of Thomassin's at Rome in drawing and engraving. At Florence he gained a reputation by his etchings, and was patronised by the Grand Duke of Tuscany. Invited later to Paris by Louis XIII., he executed etchings of the siege of Rochelle for that monarch. He designed and executed some 1,600 pieces during his astonishingly active career, among which the Miseries of War, a series of eighteen plates, and the Gypsies are particularly famous. He died in 1635 at Nancy.