This Day in History: Michelangelo Is Born

March 6, 1475. Considered the most talented of the Italian Renaissance artists, Michelangelo Buonarroti was born in Caprese, Italy. He was the second of five sons born into a family of modest means. During his teens, he would study fresco, classical sculpture and anatomy in Florence. He would go on to create some of the most famous works of art in history.