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Born March 6, 1475.
Apprenticed to a painter at 13.
Joined poets and intellectuals under Lorenzo de Medici's patronage.
Ordered by Pope Julius II to carve 40 large sculptures for tomb.
Here is a portrait of the artist.
Known as sculptor, painter, architect and poet.
Painted Vatican ceiling and alter wall.
Name of artwork: “Pieta” 1497-8.
The artist is known as “Michelangelo”.