Michelangelo Buonarroti was an Italian sculptor, painter, and architect who is widely regarded as one of the greatest artists of all time. Born in 1475, Michelangelo was a true Renaissance man who excelled in many fields. His most famous works include the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel and the sculpture of David. Michelangelo's style is characterized by his use of muscular, dynamic figures and his intense emotional expression.