March 6, 1475: Italian artist Michelangelo is born

Michelangelo. (Photo from www.freyasflorence.com)

Michelangelo. (Photo from http://www.freyasflorence.com)

March 6, 1475: Italian artist Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (d.18th Febraury1564) famous for his paintings (the Sistine Chapel), sculpture (“David”), and architecture (the rebuilding of St. Peter’s Cathedral), is born in Caprese, commonly known as Michelangelo, was an Italian Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet and engineer.

Michelangelo's Pieta at St Peter's Basilica (1498–99)

Michelangelo’s Pieta at St Peter’s Basilica (1498–99)

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