(3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527)
He was one of the most
influential writers of the
Renaissance. He believed that
the only way to keep united to
Italy was that its leader was
“the end justifies the means“
“it is better to be feared than loved”
Renaissance music is European music written during the Renaissance. Defining the
beginning of the musical era is difficult, given the gradually adopted "Renaissance"
characteristics: musicologists have placed its beginnings from as early as 1300 to as late
as the 1470s.
Periods of European art music
Modern and contemporary
Michelangeloworkedon manyprojectsthat had been startedby othermen, most notablyin his
workat St Peter's Basilica, Rome. The Campidoglio, designed by Michelangeloduring the same
period, rationalizedthe structuresand spaces of Rome's Capitoline Hill. Its shape,more a
rhomboidthan a square, wasintendedto counteract theeffects of perspective. The major
Florentine architectural projectsby Michelangeloare the unexecuted façade for the Basilica of San
Lorenzo, Florence and the Medici Chapel(CapellaMedicea) and LaurentianLibrary there, and
the fortifications of Florence. The major Roman projects are St. Peter's, Palazzo Farnese, San
Giovanni dei Florentine, the Sforza Chapel (CapellaSforza) in the Basilica di SantaMaria
Maggiore,PortaPia and SantaMaria degli Angeli.