Michelangelo

Events

Born

March 6, 1475

Born in Caprese, a village near Florence

Apprenticeship as painter with Domenico Ghirlandaio

Approx. 1488

Study sculpture in gardens of Lorenzo de'Medici

1489

Lorenzo de'Medici dies

1492

Moves to Rome

1497

Bronze and Marble statue of David

Approx. 1502

Returns to Florence

1502

Sistine Chapel ceiling fresco

1508 - 1512

Working for the Medici family-- tombs and Medici Chapel

1515 - 1534

Commissioned to design Laurentian Library

1524

Last Judgement in Sistine Chapel

1536 - 1541

Worked on Pauline Chapel frescoes

1545 - 1550

Completed Florentine Pieta

1555

Death

February 18, 1564