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    (1386-December 13, 1466)
    Birth name is Donato di Niccolo di Betto Bardi
    Assisted in the construction of the bronze doors of the baptistery in San Giovanni (1403)
    Created five statues of the Prophets (1418-1435)
    Sculpted St. Mark,’ ‘John the Evangelist,’ ‘Feast of Herod,’ ‘David,’ ‘The Singing Gallery,’ ‘The Prophet Jeremiah,’ ‘The Entombent of Christ,’ ‘The Penitent Magdalene,’ ‘The Martyrdom of St. Lawrence’ and ‘The Maries of the Sepulchre’
    Patronized by the Medici family
    Considered the founder of modern sculpture
    He went by a pretentious single name.
    He never married or had any children.
    He was known to be hard to work with.
    While working on a statue of the Prophet Habbakuk, he would often look at it and say, ‘Speak, damn you, speak.’
    He did not care much for money, keeping all of his in a small bread basket.
    His bronze statue of ‘David’ was the first nude statue of the Renaissance.
    He developed sculpting methods that are still used to this day.
    Michelangelo admired his work.

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