Michelangelo (1475-1564)

Quick Facts

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Names
Michelangelo
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
Dates
1475-1564
Birth
March 6, 1475
Death
February 18, 1564
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Timeline

6 Mar 1475
Birth of Michelangelo
1490
Michelangelo working as apprentice sculptor and living at the Medici palace in Florence
Nov 1497
Michelangelo selects marble for his Pieta from Carrara quarries
Aug 1498
Michelangelo signs contract to create the Pietà
13 Sep 1501
Michelangelo sculpts the David in Florence
8 Jun 1504
Michelangelo's David installed outside the Palazzo Vecchio
SU 1508
Michelangelo paints the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
10 May 1508
Michelangelo signs contract to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel
18 Feb 1564
Death of Michelangelo