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Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino (1483 – April 6, 1520) was born in Urbino in 1483. His young life was happy and he was loved by everyone: by the mighty as well as the pope and women. His beauty and elegance were famous, as beautiful and elegant was his art.
Unfortunately, he died when he was only thirty-seven years old, but he went down to history as the “Divine”.
The young painter approached the Florentine circles thanks to his apprenticeship with master Perugino who managed a successful workshop in the Tuscan capital. But it was thanks to the family of the Dukes of Urbino, who wrote to the Republic of Florence to invite the artist to stay in Florence, that young Raphael based himself in the cradle of the Renaissance.
In Florence, Raphael absorbed the achievements of Florentine art that was at the time on the cutting edge in Europe. He was strongly influenced by the figure of Leonardo.