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(b Florence, 12 Nov. 1493; d Florence, 7 Feb. 1560). Florentine sculptor, painter, and draughtsman. He was a favourite of the Medici family, but he is remembered more for his belligerent character and the antipathy of his contemporaries than for the quality of his work. His most famous and conspicuous sculpture is Hercules and Cacus (1527–34, Piazza della Signoria, Florence), a pendant to Michelangelo's David.

Text Source: The Oxford Dictionary of Art and Artists (Oxford University Press)