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Vital Statistics<br />Full name is Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni<br />Gender is male<br />Born March 6, 1475 and died February 18, 1564<br />Born in Arezzo, Tuscany<br />His mother’s name was Francesca Neri and his father’s name was Ludovico di Leonardo di Buonarroto Simoni<br />
Personal Background<br />Michelangelo was placed with a wet nurse in a family of stonecutters<br />Mother died when he was seven<br />Sent to grammar school, befriended Francesco Grannaci who was studying art and encouraged his friend to also do so<br />When he was thirteen he agreed to apprentice in the workshop of the artist Domenico Ghirliando<br />After about one year, Michelangelo went to study sculpture in the Medici gardens and was shortly thereafter invited into the household of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the Magnificent<br />Michelangelo created his first artworks when he was sixteen, which were the “Battle of the Centaurs” and “Madonna of the Stairs”<br />
Key Historical Events<br />In 1492 Lorenzo the Magnificent died, his death had major repercussions on politics in Florence<br />A priest by the name of Savonarola took power<br />Began “Bonfire of the Vanities”<br />With Lorenzo Medici’s death also came the collapse of the Medici family’s power, and a change in Michelangelo’s status<br />On June 25, 1496, Michelangelo arrived in Rome<br />Christianity was a major source of inspiration for Michelangelo<br />
Influences of the Art world<br />Attempts at imitating his style of Terribilita have resulted in the art of Mannerism<br />In his return to Florence, Michelangelo created a statue of David<br />Murals of the Sistine Chapel represent most of the doctrine of the Catholic Church <br />A way that the art world influenced Michelangelo was through his rivalry with Leonardo Da Vinci<br />