Michelangelo vs Leonardo Del Vecchio

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Net worth 2018
$22.33 Billion
Writers
Industry
Fashion and Retail
Caprese Michelangelo
Residence
Milan, Italy
Italian
Country
Italy
06/03/1475
BirthDay
22/05/1935
February 18, 1564
Died On
Children
6
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TIMELINE
1564

He died after a brief illness on February 18, 1564, at his home in Rome, at the age of 88

1546

In 1546, he was appointed the chief architect of St

1534

In 1534, he was commissioned to paint a fresco of ‘The Last Judgement’ on the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel, a project he labored on until 1541

1512

After the ceiling was completed in 1512, Michelangelo continued to work on the tomb of Julius II for the next several decades

1508

In 1508, Julius commissioned him to decorate the ceiling of Sistine Chapel, a project which took about four years to complete

1505

In early 1505, he was called back to Rome by the Pope Julius II to design his tomb which included about 40 life-sized statues

1499

In 1499, he returned to Florence again but this time as an art star

1497

In 1497, he was commissioned by Cardinal Jean de Bilhères-Lagraulas to work on ‘Pieta’, a sculpture showing the Virgin Mary grieving over the body of Jesus, which is currently located in St

1495

In 1495, he returned to Florence and began his work as a sculptor

1494

In 1494, he carved three saints for the church of San Domenico

1492

In 1492, after the death of Lorenzo, the Medici family fell from power, causing him to flee to Bologna where he continued his studies

1490

During this period, he sculpted the reliefs ‘Madonna of the Steps’ (1490–1492) and ‘Battle of the Centaurs’ (1491–1492)

1489

From 1489 to 1492, he spent time with the Medici family which helped him meet the social elite of the city, exposing him to prominent poets and scholars

1475

He was born as Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni on March 6, 1475, in Caprese, Italy, to Leonardo di Buonarrota Simoni, a magistrate in the small village, and his wife, Francesca Neri

2018

As of January 2018, Del Vecchio was estimated by Forbes to have a net worth of $21

2003

They went looking for more retail companies, acquiring Sydney-based OPSM in 2003, Pearle Vision in 2004, Surfeyes in 2006, and Cole National in 2004

1990

The listing enhanced the company’s ability to acquire other brands, starting with Italian brand Vogue in 1990, Persol and US Shoe Corporation (LensCrafters) in 1995, Ray-Ban in 1999 and Sunglass Hut, Inc

1988

A licensing deal with the designer Giorgio Armani was settled in 1988

1981

In 1981 the company set up its first international subsidiary, in Germany

1974

In 1974, he acquired Scarrone, a distribution company

1967

In 1967, he started selling complete eyeglass frames under the Luxottica brand, and in 1971 he entered the contract manufacturing business

1961

So in 1961 he moved to Agordo in the province of Belluno, which is home to most of the Italian eyewear industry

1947

9 billion, making him the second richest man in Italy, and the 47th richest person in the world

1935

Leonardo Del Vecchio was born in 1935 in Milan, Italy, to an impoverished family