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Michelangelo Gender: M
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni
born on 6 March 1475 Jul.Cal. (15 Mar 1475 greg.) at 01:45 (= 01:45 AM )
Place Caprese Michelangelo, Italy, 43n39, 11e59
Timezone LMT m11e59 (is local mean time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 24°02' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 02°45 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 24°30'

Portrait of Michelangelo 
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Italian Renaissance artist, sculptor, poet and architect, considered even today as the greatest figure in the history of art. Examples of his work include the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican, the architect of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, and a host of other works such as the Pieta and the statue of David.

The son of an official, Michelangelo Buonarotti was sent at age 13 as a pupil to the Ghirlandaio brothers, who were noted artists. He painted his first picture in their studio. At 15, some of his early sculptures drew the attention of Lorenzo de Medici. Michelangelo went to live with Lorenzo, and during his two-year stay there, became acquainted with some of the leading Renaissance artists and writers.

In 1496, Michelangelo went to Rome, and over the next five years created the magnificent Pieta in St. Peter's Church, a sculpture of the dead Jesus in the arms of his mother Mary at the foot of the cross. After the creation of the Pieta, Michelangelo was considered the greatest sculptor of his day.

His statue of David, which established him as a master of human anatomy, was created from 1501 to 1504. It was the largest marble state to be carved in Italy since the end of the Roman Empire.

In 1508, he began what was to be his greatest painting. He had been ordered by Pope Julius II to decorate the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican. The painting took over four years to complete because he worked totally alone, most of the time on his back on a scaffolding. The painting shows different Biblical scenes.

Between 1536 and 1541, he painted the "Last Judgment" on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel.

His final years were devoted to architecture. In 1546, he was appointed chief architect of St. Peter's Church in Rome, and designed its dome. He received no pay for this work, believing that it was his religious duty. He also devoted time to poetry in his later years.

Michelangelo was a short man with broad shoulders, piercing brown eyes and a broken nose. He lived frugally, sleeping beside his unfinished works. He suffered from kidney stones, stiff back and legs. He had a severe stroke in 1561, but continued with his projects regardless.

On 2/14/1564, Michelangelo suffered another stroke and was found wandering in the rain. Coaxed back to his house, he was still restless, and the following day he said he wanted his pony saddled so he could ride. He realized he was too weak to mount, returned to a chair, then slipped to the floor. On the afternoon of 2/18/1564 OS, he died, Rome, Italy.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • opponent/rival/enemy relationship with Bandinelli, Baccio (born 12 November 1493 Jul.Cal. (21 Nov 1493 greg.)). Notes: Bandinelli saw him as a rival
  • (has as) benefactor relationship with Medici, Lorenzo de (born 1 January 1449 Jul.Cal. (10 Jan 1449 greg.))
  • (has as) recipient relationship with Pope Paul III (born 28 February 1468 Jul.Cal. (8 Mar 1468 greg.))


  • Family : Change residence 1496 (Moved to Rome, Italy)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1501 (Statue of David)
  • Work : End Major Project 1504 (Statue of David)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1508 at 12:00 midnight in Vatican City, Italy (Painting of Sistine Chapel)
  • Work : End Major Project 1512 at 12:00 midnight in Vatican City, Italy (Painting of Sistine Chapel)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1536 at 12:00 midnight in Vatican City, Italy (Painting, "The Last Judgment")
  • Work : End Major Project 1541 at 12:00 midnight in Vatican City, Italy (Painting, "The Last Judgement")
  • Work : New Job 1546 at 12:00 midnight in Rome, Italy (Appointed chief architect, St. Peters Church)
  • Health : Violent trauma 1561 (Stroke, severe)
  • Health : Violent trauma 14 February 1564 (greg.) at 12:00 midnight in Rome, Italy (Stroke, severe)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.
  • Death, Cause unspecified 18 February 1564 (greg.) in Rome (Age 89)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Circle Book quotes J.A.Symonds, "The Life of Michelangelo," in which the child's father wrote in his notebook, "A male child was born to me on Monday morning (March 6, 1474/75 OS) four or five hours before daybreak"

Tony Louis writes in 5/2000, "Michelangelo's father, Lodovico, apparently wrote in his Ricordanza, as published in A. Gotti's "Vita di Michelangelo" that he was "nacque in lunedi matina innanzi di 4 or 5." Author Don Riggs translates this as 4 or 5 hours before sunrise. George Bull quotes the same text but as "before 4 or 5 o'clock," on p.7 of his biography of Michelangelo. William Wallace, a leading authority on the master artist, seems to think that it was 4 or 5 hours before sunrise.

It is clear that he was born on Monday 6 March 1474/75 Julian. By Florentine time, the day began at sunset (or 30 minutes after from different authorities)."

Grazia Bordoni consulted with Giuseppe Bezza for a precise translation of the time and Signor Bezza translated the Latin, "I remember that today, 6th March 1474, a son was born to me. I named him Michelangelo and he was born on Monday morning, 4 to 5 hours before the day and he was born while I was mayor of Caprese, he was born in Caprese and witness were these ones listed."

Senor Bezza adds, "No doubt it means 4 or 5 hours before sunrise, even if Italian hours were different. Anyway the date is near the equinox so we must deduce that Michelangelo's father says his son was born between 0:10 AM and 1:10 AM local time. Sun was rising 5:20 AM, a little earlier than Mars and at the same time as Venus. No more I can say. Consider that Giuntini, Garceus, Origanus have no information about Michelangelo's time."

Where Bezza calculated sunrise at 5:20 AM, Rodden computes sunrise as 6:15 AM which yields a chart for 1:45 AM, plus or minus a half hour.

On 7 December 2014, Sy Scholfield forwarded a copy of the entry in Michelangelo's father's Ricordanza as published on Wikimedia Commons: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Atto_di_nascita_Michelangelo.jpg


  • Traits : Body : Size (Short man, broad shoulders)
  • Traits : Body : Other body (Piercing brown eyes)
  • Traits : Mind : Child prodigy (Painting from age 12)
  • Traits : Mind : Exceptional mind
  • Traits : Personality : Unique
  • Diagnoses : Major Diseases : Stroke (X2, severe)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Kidney (Kidney stones)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Bone (Broken nose, stiff back and legs)
  • Family : Relationship : Married late/never
  • Family : Parenting : Kids none
  • Lifestyle : Work : Work alone/ Singular role (Singular talent)
  • Passions : Sexuality : Gay
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 89)
  • Vocation : Art : Fine art artist (Painter, sculptor)
  • Vocation : Building Trades : Architect/ Planner (Chief architect of St. Peter's Church, Rome)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Fine motor control (Intricate painting and sculpture)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Art genius)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : American Book