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Caravaggio Polidoro Caldarada

Caravaggio, Polidoro Caldara da, painter, was born towards the end of the fifteenth century,. and assisted Raphael on the Vatican frescoes. The Crucifixion and Christ bearing the Cross are his most famous pictures. In 1543, while on his way from Messina, where he had amassed a considerable fortune, he was robbed and murdered by his assistant, Tonno Calabrere.