Italian Renaissance sculptor, painter, poet and architect. One of the most influential Western artists of all time. Michelangelo Buonarroti was born on 6 March 1475, in a Florentine village called Caprese.
His most earliest work
It was in 1496, that he began work on his beloved Pieta, commissioned by a French cardinal-diplomat, Jean Bilheres. The Pieta is a tender and compassionate sculpture of the Virgin Mary, nursing her crucified son – Jesus Christ.
I think his biggest contribution was giving the Christian faith it's concept of what God looked like. The colors of the Sistine Chapel depict his version of God, possibly modeled after the Greek God Zeus. Plus His abilities as a painter and sculptor were unmatched in his day.