Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday--Michelangelo

Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni

6 March 6, 1475 – February 18, 1564

Michelangelo's final resting place is located in the Church of Santa Croce, Florence, Italy. He chose this spot, "...so that on Judgment Day, when the dead are raised, the first thing he would see through the opened doors of Santa Croce would be Brunelleschi's dome."1 The dome is the focal point of Florence's gothic cathedral, Santa Maria del Fiore (the Duomo).


1. Vipond, Anne," Mediterranean By Cruise Ship", Fourth Edition, Ocean Cruise Guides, Vancouver, Canada, 1957, page 209.

© 2010, copyright Linda Hughes Hiser

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