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(Michelagniolo di Lodovico di Lionardo di Buonarroto Simoni; Michael Angelo; Michelangelo [or Michelangiolo] Buonarroti; 1475–ca. 1564). Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, poet; b. Caprese, Arezzo province, Tuscany, It.; pupil of D. Ghirlandajo*; assoc. with Lorenzo di Medici (see Medici, 2); influenced by RC reform movement. Sculptures include David; Moses; Pieta (1 in St. Peter's, 1 in the Rondanini Palace, Rome). Paintings include Holy Family; in Sistine Chapel: ceiling decorations, and The Last Judgment on the altar wall. Architectural works include plans for completion of St. Peter's. Poetry includes religious and philos. poems. See also Vignola, Giacomo da.

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