There are many modern biographies of Michelangelo, but all of them use this Life as a major source. And no wonder: Giogio Vasari, the author, was a friend and confidant of Michelangelo. Himself an important painter and architect, he worked with Michelangelo and understood his genius. He carefully researched this Life, using all the sources available to him, including Michelangelo's letters, plans, and conversations.
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About the Author
Giorgio Vasari (1511-1574) was born in Arezzo, Italy. He is best known as the author of "The Lives of the Artists" from which this Life is taken. Besides being a painter, he was the chief architect of Duke Cosimo de' Medici and designed the Uffizi Palace. In 1571, Pope Pius V made him a Knight of the Golden Spur of the Order of St. Peter.