Today 6 April, is the most commonly ascribed birth date of  Raffaello Sanzio da Urbino, more usually known by his first name alone Raphael or, in Italian, Raffaello. Born in 1483, he was a painter and architect, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings. He is often spoken of in the same breath as Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, and together they form […]

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