Benvenuto Cellini

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Benvenuto Cellini


Benvenuto Cellini



























Born: 1 November 1500, Florence

Died: 14 February 1571, Florence



BENVENUTO CELLINI was one of the most larger-than-life figures of the Italian Renaissance.
A celebrated sculptor, goldsmith, author and soldier, but also a hooligan and even a
killer. The son of a musician and builder of musical instruments, Cellini's first major
brush with the law came as an early teenager. He was banished from his native Florence for
his alleged role in a fight. As a result, he received his early artistic training not only
from the Florentine goldsmith, Marcone [Antonio di Sandro], but also from Francesco
Castoro, a goldsmith of Siena. After further visits to Bologna and Pisa, Cellini was
allowed to return to Florence and continue his work there. In 1519 Cellini moved to Rome,
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