Michelangelo

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  • Mar 6, 1475

    Birth of Michelangelo

    Birth of Michelangelo
  • 1488

    Michelangelo's early years

    Michelangelo's early years
    He was apprenticed to the painter Domenico Ghirlandaio
  • 1496

    Michelangelo's journeys

    Michelangelo's journeys
    After the Medici were expelled from Florence Michelangelo traveled to Bologna and then in 1496 to Rome.
  • 1497

    "Pietà"

    "Pietà"
    One of MIchelangelo's primary works
  • 1504

    "David"

    "David"
    One of Michelangelo's most famous sculptures
  • 1505

    Pope Julius 2nd's tomb

    Pope Julius 2nd's tomb
    Pope Julius summoned Michelangelo back to Rome in order to design his tomb
  • 1512

    The Sistine Chapel

    The Sistine Chapel
    Michelangelo major commission was the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel(1508-1512)
  • 1515

    Florence

    Florence
    When Pope Julius II dies, he is succeeded by the Florentine Pope Leo X, the second son of Lorenzo dei Medici. Pope Leo commissioned Buonarroti to reconstruct the facade of the Basilica of San Lorenzo in Florence
  • 1524

    Laurentian Library

    Laurentian Library
    In 1524 Michelangelo receives another architectural commission from the last Medici pope: the “Laurentian Library” next to San Lorenzo’s Church.
  • 1541

    The Last Judgement

    The Last Judgement
    Shortly before his death in 1534 Pope Clement VII commissions Michelangelo to paint a fresco of “The Last Judgement” on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.
  • 1555

    Bandini Pietà

    Bandini Pietà
    Between 1550 and 1555 Michelangelo begins sculpting the “ Bandini Pietà “, a work which was intended for the artist’s tomb.
  • Feb 18, 1564

    Michelangelo's death

    Michelangelo's death
    (aged 88)