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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni, French Michelangelo was born March 6, 1475 in Tuscany.
It is for 3 years, the apprentice of Domenico Ghirlandaio from 1488.
He studied the frescoes of the churches of Florence, infuriates the sculptor Pietro Torrigiano which will give a punch, breaking her nose scarred his face.
From 1490 to 1492, he worked in the workshop of Lorenzo de Medici and is influenced by an environment that will free his art evolved and feelings about sexuality.
He admires the ancient Greek statues and wants to become a sculptor.
He sculpted a bas relief of the Madonna and stairs and the Battle of the Centaurs where he expresses his admiration for Donatello.
He studied the human body at the hospital Santo Spirito in Florence and collaborates with the illustration of a treatise on anatomy.
He will leave Rome and Bologna, where he will leave many statues and paintings, made during his visits.
In Rome, he made the tomb of Pope Julius II. He will 40 years for this project, which will end in a simple tomb in the Basilica of St Peter in Chains in 1545.
In 1535 he was appointed architect, painter and sculptor of the Vatican. He runs the Last Judgement fresco on the altar wall.
After much going back and forth between Rome and Florence, it will be linked to conflict with the Medici and the successive Popes, he was appointed architect of St. Peter's Basilica in 1546.
Michelangelo died in Rome in 1564 at the age of 88 years, without completing the final draft which has been entrusted by the pope, the construction of the Basilica of St. Mary of the Angels and Martyrs in the Diocletian Baths.
He is buried in the Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, according to his last wishes.