Poetry was a lesser-known, but still highly significant element of Michelangelo's career and this section will cover all of the items of literature that he produced.

We shall also attempt to place his literature into context alongside all his other types of work.

Literature from Michelangelo tells us much about his personal life as well as being ground-breaking within the sphere of Renaissance literature.

Many clues as to the personal relationships across Michelangelo's life were left in his literature which remains today. Whilst there is still some abiguity around his personal life, there were sufficient letters and poems written by Michelangelo which at least give us strong contributions to research into his life and career.

Michelangelo produced 300 sonnets and madrigals across his life and most were written in a personal way to close friends.