Apr 1475 - TUSCANY /  CAPRESE, near AREZZO / Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) is born on the 6th of March in the Republic of Florence. He was the most important Renaissance sculptor, painter, architect and poet. He had an unparalleled influence on the development of Western and Universal art, for five centuries. He was the main pivot in the complex design and construction of St. Peter, Rome.