1889 HVM born in Deventar as the third child of Roman Catholic parents
til 1907 While studying at the Hogere Burger School, he received drawing lessons from Bartus Korteling (1853-1930)
1907 On orders from his father, HVM starts studying architecture in Delft and becomes a member of the Katholieke Studenten Vereeniging Sanctus Virgilius
1912 spring Marries Anna de Voogt
1912 August Birth of son Jacques
1913 Jan. In a contest organized by the Afdeling Algemene Wetenschappen van de Technische Hogeschool, HVM wins first prize with a drawing of the interior of the St. Laurenskerk in Rotterdam. He decides to stop his study of architecture, to completely concentrate on drawing and painting
1914 August Receives a M.O. diploma in drawing
1915 March Birth of daughter Pauline (later called Inez)
1917 April thru May First solo exhibition in Kunstzaal Pictura, Den Haag
1919 Dec Member of Haagsche Kunstkring
1921 Spent 3 months traveling through Italy
1922 May thru June Exhibition of Bijbelsche Tafereelen (Biblical paintings), Kunstzaal Biesing, Den Haag
1923 March HVM and Anna de Voogt officially divorced
Lachende cavalier and Vergenoegde roker in Frans Hals-style on the market
1924/25 HVM secretary of the first department (painting and sculpture) of the Haagsche Kunstkring
1927 Nov The Deer is the premium painting at the lottery of the Haagsche Kunstkring
HVM married to the actress Jo Oerlemans, who was formerly married to the art critic C.H. de Boer
1928 April Founding of the monthly magazine De Kemphaan. The magazine opposes the progressive, modern art movements. HVM regularly contributes articles for De Kemphaan and he also designed the cover.
1930 March Last edition of De Kemphaan.
1932 Oct The discovery of Heer en dame bij een spinet in Vermeer-style is announced by Bredius in Burlington Magazine
After a controverse in the Haagsche Kunstkring about his position, HVM gives up his membership
1932 Autumn HVM and his wife move to Roquebrune, South of France
1935/36 HVM produces four � unsold � paintings in 17th century style : Citerspelende vrouw and Muzieklezende vrouw in Vermeer-style, Malle Babbe, in Frans Hals-style and Mansportret in Ter Borch-style
1936/37 HVM paints Christ at Emmaus in Vermeer-style
1937 Early Sept Christ at Emmaus is identified by Bredius as a painting of Vermeer
1938 June Official delivery of Christ at Emmaus to Museum Boymans, purchased with financial donations of the Stichting Rembrandt, the Rotterdam ship-owner W. van der Vorm, dr. A. Bredius ans some Rotterdam private persons
1938 June thru Oct Exhibition Meesterwerken uit vier eeuwen 1400-1800 in Museum Boymans. The top attraction is Christ at Emmaus
1938 Summer HVM moves to Nice and paints The Card Players and The Drinking Party in Pieter de Hooch-style. In 1939 this last painting is sold to D.G. van Beuningen, via Rens Strijbis and Kunsthandel Hoogendijk
1939 Over a 17th century painting of Govert Flinck, HVM paints The Last Supper in Vermeer-style
1939 Summer Because of the threat of the war, HVM returns back to Holland, leaving The Last Supper behind in Nice
1940/41 HVM again paints a second version of The Last Supper and a Christ at Emmaus in Vermeer-style. This version of The Last Supper is painted over Een Jachttafereel by Abraham Hondius that was bought by HVM on May 29 1940 at the Kunsthandel Gebr. Douwes in Amsterdam
1941 HVM sells, via Rens Strijbis and Kunsthandel Hoogendijk, the Christ at Emmaus and the second The Last Supper in Vermeer-style to D.G. van Beuningen. HVM also paints Isaac Blessing Jacob (sold to W. van der Vorm), Washing of Christ Feet (sold to the Rijksmuseum) and Christ and The Adultress in Vermeer-style. The, in an earlier stage painted, The Card Players is sold to W. van der Vorm
1941 Nov-Dec Exhibition of drawings by HVM, Hotel Hampdorf in Laren
1942 Book published : Han van Meegeren, Teekeningen I
1943 Divorce executed between HVM and Jo Oerlemans
Christ and the Adultress sold to Marshall Hermann G�ring
1945 May Captain Harry Anderson discovers Christ and The Adultress in G�ring�s art collection. Soon the traces lead to HVM
Arrest of HVM on accusation of collaboration, by selling �a Vermeer� to G�ring. After two weeks of imprisonment HVM on June 12 confesses that he is the counterfeiter of Christ at Emmaus and other paintings
Aug-Nov As a proof of his confession HVM paints Christus en de schriftgeleerden in de tempel in Vermeer-style
1946 M.L. Doudart de la Gr�e writes, in co-operation with HVM the book Emma�s
Apr Dr. A. Bredius passes away
1947 Oct Proces. On November 12 HVM is convicted to one year in prison
Dec HVM passes away in the Valeriuskliniek
1950 Sept HVM�s household effects are auctioned in his house Keizersgracht 321 in Amsterdam
1955 Till the day of his death in October 1955 D.G. van Beuningen is coninced that Christ at Emmaus and The Last Supper are originals by Vermeer
1971 Feb Christ at Emmaus after 24 years exposed in the Museum Boymans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam
1984 D. Hannema passes away. He also believed till his death, in the genuinness of Christ at Emmaus