Giorgio Vasari

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Birthday
30, 1511
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 27, 1574 (62)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1511
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 27, 1574 (62)

About

An Italian Renaissance architect, painter, and author, he is best known for his 1550 biographical work, Lives of the Most Eminent Painters, Sculptors, and Architects. He is also known for designing an octagonal dome for Pistoia, Italy's Basilica of Our Lady of Humility.

Before Fame

He befriended Michelangelo while studying in Florence.

Trivia

His written works discuss the lives and careers of many of the great artists of his day.

Family Life

He grew up in Tuscany. He began studying in Florence after his cousin encouraged him to become an artist.

Associated With

Many modern biographies of Leonardo da Vinci draw from Vasari's work.

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