Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

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Born: Mar 06, 1475 AD
Died: 1564 AD, at 88 years of age.

Nationality: Italian
Categories: Architects, Artists, Painters, Poets, Sculptor


1475 - Was born in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany, on the 6th of March.

 

1490 - Michelangelo attended Lorenzo's school and was influenced by many prominent people who modified and expanded his ideas on art, following the dominant Platonic view of that age, and even his feelings about sexuality.

 

1492 - After the death of Lorenzo on the 8th of April, for whom Michelangelo had become a kind of son, Michelangelo quit the Medici court.

 

1493-1494 - He bought the marble for a larger than life statue of Hercules, which was sent to France and disappeared sometime in the 1700s

 

1495 - He was again in his city between the end and the whereas Leonardo da Vinci considered the ruling Savonarola a fanatic and left the city, Michelangelo was touched by the friar's preaching, by the associated moral severity and by the hope of renovation of the Roman Church.

 

1499-1501 - Michelangelo returned to Florence.

 

1536-1546 - He was engaged on plans for the rearrangement and reconstruction of the great group of buildings on the Capitol.

 

1564 - He died on the threshold of his ninetieth year, on the 18th of February.

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