Michelangelo Biography

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michelangelo https://www.michelangelo.org/ Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarotti Simoni was born on March 6,1475 in Caprese near Arezzo, Tuscany. Died on February 18, 1564 at the age of 88 in Papal States, Rome. He 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. He was the first artist who was recognized during his life time. He is also the first western artist whose biography was published when he is still alive. During his mother’s later prolonged illness, and after her death in 1481( when he was six years old), Michelangelo lived with a nanny and her husband, a stonecutter,
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His mother is unknown, and his father was a wealthy Florentine. Alberti’s life was described in Giorgio Vasari’s Vite. Alberti is often seen as a model of the Renaissance “universal man”. He was born in Genoa, because the Albertis had been expelled from their native city, Florence. When he was a child the family moved to Venice. In 1428 Leon visited Florence for the first time. Alberti was sent to boarding school in Padua, then studied Law at Bologna. He lived a time in Florence, then travelled to Rome in 1431 where he took holy orders and entered the service of the papal court. During this time he studied the ancient ruins, which excited his interest in architecture and strongly influenced the form of the buildings that he designed. He distinguished himself as a writer while he was still at school, and by the age of twenty had written a play which was successfully passed off as a genuine piece of Classical literature. In 1435, he began his first major written work, Della pittura, which was inspired by the burgeoning pictorial art in Florence in the early 15th century. In 1438 he began to focus more on architecture. In 1446 his first major architectural commission for the facade of the Rucellai Palace in Florence and in 1447 he became the architectural advisor to Pope Nicholas V and …show more content…
He is often called England’s national poet and the “Bard of Avon “. Shakespeare produced most of his work his known work between 1589 and 1613. His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 39 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. Shakespeare was born and brought up in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Shakespeare’s parents were John and Mary Shakespeare (nee Arden) His dad John came to Stratford from Snitterfield before 1532 as an apprentice Glover and tanner of leathers and prospered and began to deal in farm products and wool before being elected to a multitude of civic positions. Shakespeare had seven siblings. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. One of Shakespeare’s relatives on his mother’s side, William Arden, was arrested for plotting against Queen Elizabeth 1, imprisoned in the Tower of London and excited. William Shakespeare is the best selling fiction author of all time (estimated 4 billion copies sold). There are more than 80 variations recorded for the spelling of Shakespeare’s name. Shakespeare was also an actor who performed many of his own plays as well as those of other playwrights. William Shakespeare

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