Florence, Italy — The tomb of Michelangelo Buonarroti in the Basilica of Santa Croce, designed by Giorgio Vasari. Above the tomb are three sculptures representing the personifications of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture, saddened by the death of the great master.

Michelangelo died on February 18, 1564 in Rome, three weeks before his 89th birthday. His body was brought back from Rome for interment at the Basilica di Santa Croce, fulfilling his last request to be buried in Tuscany.

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