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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, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. His artistic versatility was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his rival and elder contemporary, Leonardo da Vinci. Several scholars have described Michelangelo as the greatest artist of his age and even as the greatest artist of all time.A number of Michelangelo's works of painting, sculpture, and architecture rank among the most famous in existence. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Michelangelo has received more than 11,636,532 page views. His biography is available in 196 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 193 in 2019). Michelangelo is the most popular painter, the 5th most popular biography from Italy (up from 6th in 2019) and the most popular Italian 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 1,428After him are Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Raphael, Rembrandt, Salvador Dalí, Albrecht Dürer, Frida Kahlo, Claude Monet, Peter Paul Rubens, Caravaggio, 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, Sebastiano Serlio, Bernardino Luini, Beatrice d'Este, Afonso, Prince of Portugal, Edward Plantagenet, 17th Earl of Warwick, and Luis Ramírez de Lucena. Among people deceased in 1564, Michelangelo ranks 1After him are John Calvin, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Andreas Vesalius, Pierre Belon, Charles Estienne, Maurice Scève, Giovanni da Udine, and Theodore Bibliander.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Michelangelo ranks 5 out of 4,088Before him are Leonardo da Vinci (1452), Julius Caesar (-100), Galileo Galilei (1564), and Marco Polo (1254). After him are Christopher Columbus (1451), Archimedes (-287), Augustus (-63), Dante Alighieri (1265), Raphael (1483), Antonio Vivaldi (1678), and Niccolò Machiavelli (1469).

Among PAINTERS In Italy

Among painters born in Italy, Michelangelo ranks 1After him are Raphael (1483), Caravaggio (1571), Sandro Botticelli (1445), Donatello (1386), Titian (1488), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), Masaccio (1401), Artemisia Gentileschi (1593), and Tintoretto (1518).