Michelangelo had an extremely long life, especially compared to his colleague, a fact which made him a principal figure of the Renaissance. Michelangelo was important to the Renaissance because he was one of the top painters there and also he was very often away from his family because of his engagement but he remain attached to Florence. He lived there a long period of time. He often had to rebuke his younger bother because the lack of motherly love made the relationship against Michelangelo, brother and his own dad.