1475 - 1564


Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian: [mikeˈlandʒelo di lodoˈviːko ˌbwɔnarˈrɔːti siˈmoːni]; 6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), known best as simply 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, the fellow Florentine, 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 9,714,208 page views. His biography is available in 193 different languages on Wikipedia making him the most popular painter.

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Among painters, Michelangelo ranks 1 out of 1,258After him are Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Rembrandt, Raphael, Salvador Dalí, Frida Kahlo, Albrecht Dürer, Peter Paul Rubens, Claude Monet, Caravaggio, and Francisco Goya.

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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, Bernardino Luini, Sebastiano Serlio, Afonso, Prince of Portugal, Luis Ramírez de Lucena, and Francisco Hernández de Córdoba. Among people deceased in 1564, Michelangelo ranks 1After him are John Calvin, Ferdinand I, Holy Roman Emperor, Andreas Vesalius, Pierre Belon, Giovanni da Udine, and Charles Estienne.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Michelangelo ranks 6 out of 3,282Before him are Leonardo da Vinci (1452), Marco Polo (1254), Christopher Columbus (1451), Galileo Galilei (1564), and Julius Caesar (-100). After him are Archimedes (-287), Dante Alighieri (1265), Augustus (-63), 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), Titian (1488), Donatello (1386), Amedeo Modigliani (1884), Giotto (1267), Masaccio (1401), Tintoretto (1518), Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526), and Andrea del Verrocchio (1435).

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