Born: 1475, Died: 1564
Principal location: Florence, Italy
All around bad-ass artist of the Italian Renaissance, famous for such bad-assery as sculpting the David and the Pieta, painting the Last Judgment and the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, designing the Dome of St. Peter's Basilica, inspiring Mannerism, living a really long time, and regularly kicking the shit out of Leonardo Da Vinci.
"Hey man, I just came from the Galleria dell' Accademia in Florence. You, know, the museum with Michelangelo Buonarroti's David. It was awesome!"
"I know, right, that guy was such a bad-ass!"