Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism

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Michelangelo
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A. Education and career

The Italian painter, sculptor, architect and poet M. di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni was born on March 6, 1475 in Caprese, the second of five children born into a family of the Florentine upper middle class. He died on February 18, 1564 at Rome and was buried in the church of Santa Croce in Florence.

M. attended the Latin school in Florence from the age of just six (1481). At 13, he defied his father with his determination to become an artist, and entered the workshop of Domenico Ghirlandaio [12], where he learned the rudiments of draughtsmanship, coloration a…

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Leitgeb, Maria-Christine (Wien), “Michelangelo”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 8 : The Reception of Antiquity in Renaissance Humanism, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2017). Original German-language edition: Renaissance-Humanismus. Herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 9. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2014). Consulted online on 19 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps8_SIM_004912>
First published online: 2015



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