Raphael

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Raphael (1483-1520 CE) was an Italian painter and architect who is regarded as one of the greatest of Renaissance artists alongside Michelangelo (1475-1564) and Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519). Raphael's works are celebrated for their harmonious composition and vibrant colouring. The Marriage of the Virgin painting and The School of Athens mural are considered among his greatest triumphs.

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  • 1483 - 1520
    Life of the Italian Renaissance artist and architect Raphael.
  • 1499 - 1503
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael studies in Peruggia under Pietro Perugino.
  • c. 1504
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael completes his The Marriage of the Virgin.
  • 1504
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael relocates to Florence.
  • 1507
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael completes his painting The Entombment of Christ (aka The Deposition).
  • 1508
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael relocates to Rome.
  • 1511
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael completes his frescoes in the Stanze della Segnatura of the Vatican which include The School of Athens.
  • 1511 - 1514
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael continues to work on frescoes in the Vatican.
  • c. 1512
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael paints his Sistine Madonna.
  • c. 1512
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael paints a portrait of Pope Julius II.
  • c. 1514
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael paints his portrait of the courtier Baldassare Castiglione.
  • 1514
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael is involved in the plans for St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome.
  • 1516
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael paints his The Madonna of the Chair.
  • 1517 - 1520
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael lives in Rome’s Palazzo Caprini, designed by Donato Bramante.
  • 1520
    The Italian Renaissance artist Raphael is entombed in Rome's Pantheon.
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