Sculptor and Painter Michelangelo

Full Name: Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Profession: Sculptor and 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: March 6, 1475
Birthplace: Caprese, Tuscany, Italy
Star Sign: Pisces

Died: February 18, 1564 (aged 88)

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 statue of 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 City
  • 1972-05-21 Michelangelo's Pietà in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome is damaged by a vandal.
  • 1998-01-28 Michelangelo's "Christ & the Woman of Samaria" sold for $7.4 million
  • 2018-11-15 Art experts in England authenticate two bronzes of men riding panthers as Michelangelo's only surviving bronze works