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Raphael Sanzio, Painter and Architect
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member unimoggers
N 41° 53.930 E 012° 28.607
33T E 290695 N 4641622
Quick Description: The great artist's final resting place. Together with Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, he forms the traditional trinity of great masters of that period.
Location: Lazio, Italy
Date Posted: 3/9/2009 12:29:19 PM
Waymark Code: WM6023
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
Views: 35

Long Description:
Pullled from Wikipedia (I really would have preferred a better source, but couldn't find anything):
According to Vasari, Raphael's premature death on Good Friday (April 6, 1520) (possibly his 37th birthday), was caused by a night of excessive sex with Luti, after which he fell into a fever and, not telling his doctors that this was its cause, was given the wrong cure, which killed him.

Whatever the cause, in his acute illness, which lasted fifteen days, Raphael was composed enough to receive the last rites, and to put his affairs in order. He dictated his will, in which he left sufficient funds for his mistress's care, entrusted to his loyal servant Baviera, and left most of his studio contents to Giulio Romano and Penni. At his request, Raphael was buried in the Pantheon.

His funeral was extremely grand, attended by large crowds. The inscription in his marble sarcophagus, an elegiac distich written by Pietro Bembo, reads: "Ille hic est Raffael, timuit quo sospite vinci, rerum magna parens et moriente mori." Meaning: "Here lies that famous Raphael by whom Nature feared to be conquered while he lived, and when he was dying, feared herself to die."
Raphael Sanzio, usually known by his first name alone (in Italian Raffaello) was an Italian painter and architect of the High Renaissance, celebrated for the perfection and grace of his paintings and drawings.

Date of birth: 04/06/1483

Date of death: 04/06/1520

Area of notoriety: Art

Marker Type: Tomb (above ground)

Setting: Indoor

Fee required?: No

Web site: [Web Link]

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Not listed

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