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Sandro Botticelli was born in 1445, in Florence, Italy. As a boy he apprenticed as a goldsmith, then with a master painter Filipo Lippi. He also contributed to the decorating of the Sistine Chapel. His best known work is the " The Birth Of Venus ". He died May 17, 1510.
He became Peruginos apprentice in 1504. Living in Florence, Italy he painted a series of "Madonnas". In Rome from 1509-1511 he painted the Stanza della Segnatura. In 1514 Pope Julius II hired Rapheal as his chief architect. Rapheal died in Rome, April 6, 1520.