Michelangelo Buonarroti - The second of five sons of Lodovico di Lionardo Buonarroti-Simoni and Francesca di Neri di Miniato del Sera, who developed a taste for art and wanted to be an artist.
Lodovico di Lionardo Buonarroti-Simoni - The head of his family that had been established at least two centuries earlier and had managed to access and maintain some level of wealth until about fifty years before his birth.
Buonarroto and Giovansimone Buonarroti - Brothers of Michelangelo
Vittoria Colonna - The daughter of a powerful Italian family, who became a renowned scholar.
Jacopo Galli - A Roman banker, who prided himself on his collection of ancient sculptures and became a patron of Michelangelo's work.
Domenico Ghirlandaio - A draftsman and artist well known for his frescoes and to whom Michelangelo is apprenticed.
Francesco Granacci - A friend of Michelangelo's since their youth in Florence. They remained close friends until...
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