Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni popularly known as michelangelo was born march 6, 1475 in  Caprese, Republic of Florence Italy, died February 18, 1564, Rome, Papal State. Michelangelo is an Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect, and poet who applied an unmatched influence on the development of Western art. Michelangelo was viewed as the best living artist in his