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  • 1475
    The Renaissance artist Michelangelo is born in Caprese near Florence.
  • 1475 - 1564
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo.
  • 1488 - 1490
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo studies as an apprentice to Domenico Ghirlandaio in Florence.
  • 1497 - 1500
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo works on his masterpiece the Pieta.
  • 1503
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo paints 'The Holy Family'.
  • 1504
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo completes his masterpiece the statue of David.
  • 1508 - 1512
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo works on his painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in Rome.
  • 1512
    The Laurentian Library, San Lorenzo in Florence, designed by Michelangelo, is completed.
  • c. 1520
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo completes his masterpiece statue of Moses for the tomb of Pope Julius II.
  • 1544
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo begins his redesign of the Capitoline Hill in Rome.
  • 1547
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo begins working on the soaring dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome (completed in 1590 CE).
  • 1553
    Ascanio Condivi completes his 'Life of Michelangelo'.
  • 18 Feb 1564
    The Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo dies in Rome.