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Immanuel Kant was born on April 22, 1724, in Königsberg, Prussia [now Kaliningrad, Russia] and died on February 12, 1804. He was a German philosopher whose comprehensive and systematic work in the theory of knowledge, ethics, and aesthetics greatly influenced all subsequent philosophy, especially the various schools of Kantianism and idealism.

Edme Quenedey (1756-1830) was a portrait miniaturist and etcher who worked in Brussels, Ghent, Hamburg (1796-1801) and Paris.

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Quenedey, Edme: Portrait of Immanuel Kant, Leo Baeck Institute, 2009.021.