When he died, the heavens wanted to give one of the signs they gave when Jesus Christ expired... Here, people are talking about nothing but the death of this exceptional man, who has completed his first life at the young age of 37. His second life - that of his fame, which is subject neither to time nor death - will endure for all eternity..." Pandolfo Pico della Mirandola to Duchess Isabella Gonzaga of Mantua on Raphael, 1521.
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