Benvenuto Cellini Fact Sheet: Who was Benvenuto Cellini? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of Benvenuto Cellini.
Benvenuto Cellini Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1500 - 1571 *** Full Name: Benvenuto Cellini *** Occupation: Italian Goldsmith, Sculptor, Draftsman, Musician, Artist and Soldier *** Date of Birth: Benvenuto Cellini was born on November 3rd 1500 *** Place of Birth: Benvenuto Cellini was born in Florence, Republic of Florence *** Family background: His father was Giovanni Cellini and his mother was Maria Lisabetta Granacci. His father was a maker of musical instruments as well as being a musician and which he would encourage his son to learn *** Early life and childhood: He grew up with his parents and one other sibling *** Education: Benvenuto Cellini received some form of education ***
Benvenuto Cellini Fact 1:
Benvenuto Cellini was born on
November 3rd 1500 and during the
16th century period in history when
Portugal and Spain were exploring
the oceans of the world and
colonizing new lands.
Benvenuto Cellini Fact 9: This in turn brought him to the attention of Pope Clement VII.
Benvenuto Cellini Fact 10: While in Rome at this time he also pursued his flute playing and was engaged as one of the musicians to the Pope.
Benvenuto Cellini Fact 11: He
would prove himself quite the
soldier during the attack by Charles
III, Duke of Bourbon on Rome when he
shot and caused injury to Philibert
of Chalon, the Prince of Orange and
also it is alleged killed the Duke
himself, Charles III.
Benvenuto Cellini Fact 17: He
returned to the court of Francis I
of at Fontainebleau and Paris to
continue his work.
Benvenuto Cellini Fact 19: He would spend five years in France but eventually the violence and jealousy he endured was too much and he decided to return to Florence.
Benvenuto Cellini Fact 20: Benvenuto Cellini died on May 13th 1571 aged seventy. His body laid to rest in the church of the Santissima Annunziata.
Influence & Legacy: His work has influenced many artists and and given much pleasure to the general public over many centuries
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