Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, Italy.
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When he was 15 to 17, he lived with us, the Medici's, a Italian noble family of prominence. We were bankers in the city of Florence.
We amassed a fortune that we used for patronage of the arts & commissioned many of Michaelangelo's best sculptures, like Moses from the Tomb of Pope Julius II.
Pope Julius II was Michelangelo's most influential patron. Without that pope, we would't have the Sistine ceiling, now generally considered to be Michelangelo's greatest accomplishment, as well as his design for St. Peters, with its magnificent dome.
I became known as the ‘Divine Michelangelo’, -living legend & master of Renaissance. Yet old I was at 70 yrs, Pope Paul III appointed me chief architect of St. Peter's Basilica, where I would work on for the rest of my life -17 yrs. I died of old age, leaving the project unfinished. I did my art for the good of my soul.
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