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Michelangelo

Full Name: Michelangelo [Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni]
Nationality: Italian

Profession: Painter
Why Famous: Considered one of the greatest artists of all time. Most celebrated for the paintings in the Sistine Chapel and his statue of David, he made countess other masterpieces.

Born: 6th March, 1475
Star Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Caprese, Tuscany, Italy

Died: 18th February, 1564 (aged 88)

Historical Events in the Life of Michelangelo

1498-08-26 - Michelangelo is commissioned to carve the Pietà.
1503-09-13 - Michelangelo begins work on his statue of David.
1504-09-08 - Michelangelo's David is unveiled in Florence.
1512-11-01 - Michelangelo's paintings on ceiling of Sistine Chapel in the Vatican first exhibited
1541-10-31 - Michelangelo Buonarroti finishes painting The Last Judgement in the Sistine Chapel, Vatican
1644-06-11 - Florentine scientist Evangelista Torricelli describes his invention of the mercury barometer in 1643 in a letter to Michelangelo Ricci
1972-05-21 - Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.
1998-01-28 - Michelangelo, "Christ & the Woman of Samaria," sold for $7.4 million

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