Michelangelo Buonarroti, full name Michelangelo di Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti Simoni (ital. Michelangelo di Lodovico di Leonardo di Buonarroti Simoni; 6 March 1475, Caprese — 18 February 1564, Rome) - Italian sculptor, artist, architect, poet, thinker. One of the greatest masters of the Renaissance and early Baroque.
His works were considered the highest achievements of Renaissance art during the lifetime of the master.
One of the most monumental works of the artist is the ceiling frescoes of the Sistine chapel, about which Goethe wrote that: "Without seeing the Sistine chapel, it is difficult to form a visual idea of what one person can do."