Vincent van Gogh’s Siblings

Vincent Willem van Gogh was the oldest of six children of Theodorus and Anna van Gogh.  He was born one year after his parents suffered the loss of stillborn, Vincent Willem, who would have been Vincent’s older brother but instead became his namesake.  He had five siblings, two brothers and three sisters: Theodorus, Cornelius, Anna, Elisabeth and Willemina. Vincent did not have many close friends throughout his life, but the members of the Van Gogh family were closely involved in each other’s lives.  They kept in contact and offered each other encouragement, advice and help. Anna Cornelia (1855-1930), the second born child following Vincent. She went away to boarding school …..

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