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Full NameRaffaello Sanzio da Urbino
Date of BirthMarch 28 or April 6, 1483
Place of BirthUrbino, Duchy of Urbino
Date of DeathApril 6, 1520
Place of DeathRome, Papal States
Resting PlaceThe Pantheon, Rome
Known ForPainting, architecture
Notable WorksRaphael Rooms, Sistine Madonna, The School of Athens, Transfiguration
MovementHigh Renaissance
ContributionClarity of form, ease of composition, visual achievement of Neoplatonic ideal of human grandeur, part of the trinity of great masters with Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo
InfluenceHighly influential in his lifetime, left a large body of work despite dying at 37, influenced Neoclassical painting, regarded as a model by the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

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