Cellini, Benvenuto

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Cellini, Benvenuto Gender: M
born on 2 November 1500 Jul.Cal. (12 Nov 1500 greg.) at 21:10 (= 9:10 PM )
Place Florence, Italy, 43n46, 11e15
Timezone LMT m11e15 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Clifford
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 20°03' s_mo.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 12°06 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 27°55'

Portrait of Benvenuto Cellini 
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Benvenuto Cellini
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Italian renaissance artist, a goldsmith historically renowned as the greatest designer of metal of the medieval period, if not of all time. He was also a fine sculptor.

Son of a architect-musician, he served as an apprentice to a goldsmith. As a youth, Cellini fled to Rome after a duel, then to France. Back in Rome,1523-1540, he received commissions from princes and popes for jewelry, medallions, coins, vases and small objects. His personal capacity for pride and wrath were still unresolved; he murdered two men, fought others, was imprisoned, escaped and traveled frequently. While in France, 1540-1545, he made his famous saltcellar in gold and enamel. From 1554, he concentrated on full-scale sculpture and busts.

He was the author of a spirited, self-centered autobiography, written 1558-1566 and published posthumously in 1728.

Cellini married his housekeeper, Piera di'Parigi with whom he had two illegitimate children. He died on 2/13/1575 OS, Florence, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Bandinelli, Baccio (born 12 November 1493 Jul.Cal. (21 Nov 1493 greg.)). Notes: Bandinelli tried to sabotage Cellini's career


  • Family : Change residence 1523 (Moved back to Rome)
  • Family : Change residence 1540 (Moved to France)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1550 (Bust of Bindo Aldoviti)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 13 February 1571 Jul.Cal. (23 Feb 1571 greg.) (Age 74)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Frank C. Clifford sends a copy of pages from the autobiography, "The Life of Benvenuto Cellini," Heron Books, 1968, "She was delivered on a night of all Saints, following the feast day, at half-past four precisely, in the year 1500." With the annunciation calendar, the day began at sunset, 4:40 PM, and the birth four and a half hours after that. Fagan in AA, 8/1964, gave 8:53 PM as B.R., Blackwell has 8:02:22 U.T., November 2 OS


  • Traits : Personality : Temper
  • Traits : Personality : Vain/ Self-absorbed
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two illegitimate kids)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Expatriate (Fled to France)
  • Lifestyle : Home : Many moves
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide involvement (Killed two men)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Prison sentence (Imprisoned, escaped)
  • Vocation : Art : Commercial artist (Goldsmith, artisan and sculptor)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Sculptor)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book