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Bruegel the name of a family of Flemish artists, Pieter Bruegel the Elder (1525–69), who produced landscapes, religious allegories, and satires of peasant life, Pieter Bruegel the Younger (1564–1638), known as Hell Bruegel, who is noted for his paintings of devils, and Jan Bruegel (1568–1623), son of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, known as Velvet Bruegel, who was a celebrated painter of flowers, landscapes, and mythological scenes.