This is a timeline of Van Gogh's life, from
the 30th of march 1853, when he was born, to the 29th of juli 1890,
when he commits suicide.
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and the information will appear with a funny
Vincent cancels his study and follows an evangeliststraining in
Laken and becomes an evangelist in the Borinage.
He abandoned his religious studies and went to work as a lay
preacher among the impoverished miners of the grim Borinage
district in Belgium. Often, he gave away his own few worldly good
to the poor, earning him the disapproval of his superiors.
Nonetheless, he could not convincingly communicate his religious
feelings to his flock and was dismissed for what was considered his
'overzealous behavior'. He remained in the Borinage, suffering
acute poverty and a spiritual crisis until 1880.