The alleged shoes of Michelangelo Buonarroti: Anthropometrical considerations

Francesco M Galassi, Elena Varotto

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Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475–1564) is regarded as one of the fundamental figures of the Italian Renaissance. Several hypotheses have been made on his health ranging from goiter to lead poisoning (Lazzeri et al. 2016a, Montes-Santiago 2013).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-99
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2021


  • "Understanding Medical Humanities" Congress
  • Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UCLA
  • Casa Buonarroti Museum
  • Prof. Elisa Tosi Brandi
  • University of Bologna
  • Italian Renaissance
  • Chronic arthritis
  • Interpretative proposals
  • Paleopathographical diagnoses
  • Direct biological traces
  • Uhrová et al. formulae
  • Multiple regression equations


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