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His father worked for the Florentine government, and shortly after his birth his family returned to Florence, the city Michelangelo would always consider his true home.
Born on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Republic of Florence, Michelangelo was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet responsible for such masterpieces as the sculpture David and the Biblical mural covering the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.
Michelangelo Buonarroti Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni.
By Alyshia Makey
At 13, Michelangelo was apprenticed to painter Domenico Ghirlandaio, particularly known for his murals. A year later, his talent drew the attention of Florence’s leading citizen and art patron, Lorenzo de’ Medici, who enjoyed the intellectual stimulation of being surrounded by the city’s most literate, poetic and talented men. He extended an invitation to Michelangelo to reside in a room of his palatial home.
Some Artwork" The Sistine Chapel" and "The Creation of Adam"