Synopsis: Michelangelo was born on March 6th 1475 in Caprese Italy. He was born as Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni. His family was in the banking buisness. He was not interested in school education he was interested in art and sculpture. He was an apprentice to a painter before studying in the sculpture gardens of the powerful Medici family. He was a painter, architect, poet, and sculptor. He died on February 18th 1564. His most famous pieces of work were, the Sistine Chapel, David, and the Pieta.