Benvenuto Cellini

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Statue depicting Cellini, in the Uffizi in Florence

Benvenuto Cellini (Italian pronunciation: [benveˈnuːto tʃelˈliːni]; 3 November 1500 – 13 February 1571) was an Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier and musician, who also wrote a famous autobiography. He was one of the most important artists of Mannerism.

He was born in Florence, and died there.