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Bandinelli, Bartolommeio, or Baccio, born at Florence in 1487, attained eminence as a sculptor, and received the patronage of Cosmo de Medici, Clement VII., and Francis I. He was influenced in all his work by deep-rooted envy of Michael Angelo, whom he never approached save in one composition, the Descent from the Cross, a bas-relief, now in Milan Cathedral. His most ambitious attempt was the group of Hercules and Cacus, intended to rival the great master's David. Some admirable productions of his may be seen at Florence, in the cathedral and elsewhere. He achieved some success as a painter, but was less happy as an architect. He died in 1559.