From the Credo blog: He was born on 6 March 1475 in the village of Caprese, near Arezzo and was the second of five sons. Michelangelo drew extensively as a child, and his father placed him under the tutelage of Ghirlandaio, a respected artist of the day. Michelangelo’s precocious talent attracted the notice of Lorenzo de’ Medici, the unofficial ruler and leading art patron of Florence, and the boy was invited to join the Medici household. His figures for the tombs in Florence’s Medici Chapel (1519-33), which he designed, are among his most accomplished creations. He devoted his last 30 years largely to the Last Judgment fresco in the Sistine Chapel, to writing poetry (he left more than 300 sonnets and madrigals), and to architecture.
More information can be found about Michelangelo via the libraries on-line resources. One of these is the Gale Virtual Reference Library, Arts and Humanities Through the Eras.
Many other resources are available at the Library's Art webpage.