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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), known simply as Michelangelo (English: ), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance. Born in the Republic of Florence, his work had a major influence on the development of Western art, particularly in relation to the Renaissance notions of humanism and naturalism. He is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and elder contemporary, Leonardo da Vinci. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michelangelo has received more than 13,405,384 page views. His biography is available in 199 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 196 in 2019). Michelangelo is the most popular painter, the 7th most popular biography from Italy (down from 5th in 2019) and the most popular Painter.

Michelangelo is most famous for his paintings of the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican.

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Among painters, Michelangelo ranks 1 out of 1,421After him are Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Frida Kahlo, Salvador Dalí, Claude Monet, Johannes Vermeer, Peter Paul Rubens, Albrecht Dürer, and Edvard Munch.

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Among people born in 1475, Michelangelo ranks 1After him are Pope Leo X, Cesare Borgia, Paolo Uccello, Vasco Núñez de Balboa, Diego de Almagro, Beatrice d'Este, Sebastiano Serlio, Bernardino Luini, Afonso, Prince of Portugal, Luis Ramírez de Lucena, and Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick. Among people deceased in 1564, Michelangelo ranks 1After him are John Calvin, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Andreas Vesalius, Pierre Belon, Rani Durgavati, Charles Estienne, Theodore Bibliander, Giovanni da Udine, and Maurice Scève.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Michelangelo ranks 7 out of 4,668Before him are Leonardo da Vinci (1452), Marco Polo (1254), Galileo Galilei (1564), Christopher Columbus (1451), Julius Caesar (-100), and Archimedes (-287). After him are Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), Niccolò Machiavelli (1469), and Thomas Aquinas (1225).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Michelangelo ranks 1After him are Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Titian (1488), Donatello (1386), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Tintoretto (1518), Masaccio (1401), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435).