On February 18th 1564, less than a month short of his 89th birthday, the 'Divine' Michelangelo died in Rome.
For the last thirty years of his life, Michelangelo lived in an area known as the Macel de' Corvi (Slaughterhouse of Crows). The house, which stood in the shadow of the 16th century church of Santa Maria di Loreto, no longer exists, but a plaque on the neighbouring Palazzo delle Assicurazioni Generali marks the spot where it once stood.
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 walking tours of Rome.
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