Tomb of Lorenzo de' Medici sculpture by Michelangelo at the age of 45

made out of marble from 1520 to 1534

San Lorenzo Basilica Florence, Tuscany, Italy, Europe

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Monumental Portrait

High Renaissance

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July 17

The Florentines made the Count of Pitigliano(1) Capitano, and gave him the baton. And the Sienese made the Signore da Farnese their Capitano.



Two important letters from Michelangelo to Fattucci, written in October 1525 and April 1526, show that he had then abandoned the original scheme (for the Medici tombs), and adopted one which was all but carried into effect.

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City of Florence body politic
Giovan Francesco Fattucci chaplain, chaplain
Michelangelo military engineer, sculptor, painter, architect, poet, military engineer, sculptor, painter, architect, poet
Raffaello da Montelupo sculptor, sculptor


After the death of Raphael in 1520, Giulio Romano helped complete the Vatican frescoes of the life of Constantine as well as Raphael's Coronation of the Virgin and the Transfiguration in the Vatican.
Pietro Torrigiano moves to Spain.

March 10

A _ricordo_ or note from Michelangelo: > Pope Leo, perhaps because he wants to get the facade at S. Lorenzo finished quicker than according to the contract made with me, and I also consenting thereto, sets me free ... and so he leaves me at liberty, under no obligation of accounting to any one for anything which I have had to do with him or others upon his account.

April 6

Raphael dies in Rome.

June 15

Pope Leo X issues the bull Exsurge Domine (Arise O Lord), threatening Martin Luther with excommunication if he does not recant his position on indulgences and other Catholic doctrines.

December 10

Martin Luther burns a copy of The Book of Canon Law (see Canon Law) and his copy of the Papal bull Exsurge Domine.

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Giulio Romano draughtstman, architect, painter
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