For the last thirty years of his life Michelangelo lived in self-imposed exile in Rome. Here he died on February 18th, 1564, a few weeks short of his 89th birthday.
His body was moved to the nearby church of Santi Apostoli before being taken to Florence for burial. There is a monument in one of the two cloisters of the church recording Michelangelo's brief presence.
Blogging about Rome,
its art, history and culture.
My name is David Lown and I am an art historian from Cambridge, England. Since 2001 I have lived in Italy, where I run private and
small-group walking tours
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