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Benvenuto Cellini

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Birthday
3, 1500
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Death Date
Feb 13, 1571 (70)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
3, 1500
Birthplace
Florence, Italy
Death Date
Feb 13, 1571 (70)

About

Italian goldsmith and sculptor who was one of the most important artists of Mannerism. He sculpted Perseus with the Head of Medusa.

Before Fame

He lived in Siena for six months where he worked for a goldsmith named Fracastoro.

Trivia

He was accused of sodomy with both men and women, illustrating his bisexual tendencies.

Family Life

He married the servant Piera Parigi in 1562 and they had five children.

Associated With

He attempted to surpass Michelangelo Buonarroti's David with his statue of Perseus with the Head of Medusa.