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How many kids did Vincent Van Gogh have?

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questionamyer | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 9, 2009 at 12:18 AM via web

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How many kids did Vincent Van Gogh have?

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jseligmann | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted October 9, 2009 at 3:11 AM (Answer #1)

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Van Gogh had no children of his own.

However, in 1882, after he had to leave his home in Etten, he moved to The Hague and lived in a small studio with a prostitute named Sien Hoornik. She already had a four-year-old child named Maria. Later that same year, Sien gave birth to a boy named Willem. Although, like Maria, Willem was not Van Gogh's biological offspring, he was happy to have these two children. But by 1883, the relationship between Sien and Vincent deteriorated and fell apart. There is no further evidence that Van Gogh had any other children.

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violetb | High School Teacher | eNotes Newbie

Posted October 9, 2009 at 11:32 AM (Answer #2)

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He had no children.

In 1882 Vincent moved into a small studio in The Hague with a pregnant prostitute, Clasina Maria Hoornik ( Sien ) and her five year old daughter.

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Yojana_Thapa | Student, Grade 10 | Valedictorian

Posted April 27, 2014 at 10:33 PM (Answer #3)

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He had no children!

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arrellbelle | Student, College Sophomore | Valedictorian

Posted July 26, 2014 at 5:14 PM (Answer #4)

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Unfortunately, Vincent van Gogh had no children. He did; however, lived with a woman named, Sien Hoornik, where she already had a 4 year old daughter named Maria. Afterwards, Sien Hoornik gave birth to another child, a boy. Although Vincent van Gogh did not father any children, he did treat Sien Hoornik's children as his own.

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