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Raphael (1483–1520)

  1. Ryan Baltrip

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc1140

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

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Baltrip, R. 2011. Raphael (1483–1520). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


Raphael was an Italian Renaissance painter, and he is considered one of the greatest and most influential painters of all time. He was born in Urbino on April 6, 1483. The arts were very influential in his hometown, and his earliest painting influence was his father who was a court painter for the Duke. After leaving Urbino, Raphael's life can be divided into three time periods based on his location and his works.


  • Raphael (1483–1520);
  • Italian renaissance painter;
  • frescoes, in four small stanze of the vatican palace;
  • scenes on themes of theology, philosophy, justice