By: Jose Castaneda

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Where did he live?

Michelangelo first lived in Caprese, Italy with his mother and father. But, when he was still and infant he was placed in a family of stone cutters so that he could learn from them because that was the culture in the day if you wanted to specialize in anything.
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Who did he work for?

The three main people Michelangelo worked for is a French cardinal named Jean Bilhères de Lagraulas, the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and Pope Julius II. For the Cardinal he made his famous Pieta, for the Cathedral he made David, and finally, his most recognized work, he painted the Sistine Chapel for the Pope.

Facts about Michelangelo

Michelangelo sculpted David and Pieta, designed a dome for St. Peter’s Basilica, and painted frescos on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel all before he was 30 years old.

Michelangelo died in Rome in 1564. His remains were secretly returned to Florence and interred at the Basilica of Santa Croce, according to his wishes.


David is a 14 ft statue depicting King David from the bible as a male nude. Originally commissioned for the Cathedral of Florence, the statue was supposed to be one of many that were to be placed in the Cathedrals niches 80m from the ground. But when they saw the greatness of the statue they decided to put it where everyone could see.
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Pieta is Mary holding in her arms the body of Christ right after he was taken down off of the cross. He made Pieta for Cardinal Jean De Billhere for a funeral monument but in the 18th century was taken to St. Peters Basilica.
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St. Peters Basilica

Michelangelo officially began work on the Basilica in 1547 and took existing plans and went about impressing his own style and creativity to take them further. Commissioned by Pope Julius he worked until his master piece was finished
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