1561, Antwerp – 1628 or 1632, Munich
Representative of the largest dynasty of Flemish engravers of the XVI–XVII centuries, who worked actively during the three generations in the Spanish Netherlands, Germany, Italy, the Czech Republic and Austria. Son of the founder of the dynasty, a Brussels carver of metal jewelry on the armor equipment of Jan Sadeler. A follower of his older brother Jan Sadeler I (1550, Brussels – 1600, Venice), with whom he worked most of his life. In 1581, he moved with his brother to Cologne, where he began to study engraving. In 1582 he again moved to Antwerp, where he was accepted as a master in the guild of Saint Luke. In 1586–1588 he was in Frankfurt, where at first he sold engravings and then was engaged in engraving itself. In 1591–1592, he was again in Cologne. In 1593, the brothers Sadeler settled in Munich, where they lived until 1598. In 1598, they moved to Venice, where they received privileges from the Pope to publish a series of engravings on evangelical themes and the lives of saints from the originals of Marten de Vos and others. He also made engravings and etchings from paintings by Jacopo Bassano, Matheus and Paul Bril. In 1604 he returned to Munich with his family, where he worked with his son Raphael, mainly on engravings for Matthew Rader’s (Matthäus Rader) book "Saint Bavaria" commissioned by the Duke of Bavaria Maximilian I.