He was born in Caprese, Italy, near Florence.
His body was moved to Florence to be buried. Even at the end of his life, he felt that he was not good enough. He lived to be 88 years old.
He was first apprenticed to a sculptor who worked for the Medicis. He eventually worked for Lorenzo de' Medici.
Florence fell in 1530 and Michelangelo was forced to flee to Rome.
This series of paintings was a challenge for Michelangelo because he was not experienced in painting, and he did not accept help from any expert fresco painters.
Michelangelo painted this fresco for Pope Paul III. The world-famous painting is called The Last Judgement.
This was Michelangelo's first completed sculpture.
Michelangelo carved this humongous statue out of a previously messed up project. It is 17 feet tall.
This project was continued for some time until Michelangelo was distracted by other projects and stopped working on it. He eventually finished most of it around 1547.
He made this sculpture for Cardinal Ridolfi.