Michelangelo born

Michelangelo born

Future painter, sculptor, and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti is born on March 6, 1475. The city of Florence contains many of the early works of the Renaissance master, including his most famous, a gigantic marble statue of the biblical figure David. However, St. Peter’s basilica in Rome contains the work for which Michelangelo became most renowned in his later years. In 1508, he began painting epic frescoes on the ceiling and walls of the Sistine Chapel–a project that took him 12 years to finish. The master continued to produce art of astounding beauty until his death at the age of 89.