Definition of Michelangelo in English:

Michelangelo

Line breaks: Mi¦chel|an¦gelo
Pronunciation: /ˌmʌɪk(ə)lˈandʒələʊ
 
, ˌmɪk(ə)ˈlandʒələʊ/
( 1475–1564), Italian sculptor, painter, architect, and poet; full name Michelangelo Buonarroti.

A leading figure of the High Renaissance, Michelangelo established his reputation with sculptures such as the Pietà (circa 1497–1500) and David (1501-4). Under papal patronage he decorated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Rome (1508–12) and painted the fresco The Last Judgement (1536–41), both important mannerist works. His architectural achievements include the completion of St Peter’s in Rome (1546–64)

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