Sistine Chapel - Rome, Italy The Sistine Chapel is the best-known chapel of the Apostolic Palace, the official residence of the Pope in the Vatican City. It is famous for its architecture and its decoration by Renaissance artists including Michelangelo. Michelangelo painted 12,000 sq ft of the chapel ceiling between 1508 and 1512. The ceiling, and especially The Last Judgment (1535–1541), is widely believed to be Michelangelo's crowning achievement in painting.
Benedict XV Papacy began 3 September 1914 Papacy ended 22 January 1922 Predecessor Pius X Successor Pius XI Orders Ordination 21 December 1878 Consecration 22 December 1907 by Pope Pius X Created Cardinal 25 May 1914 Personal details Birth name Giacomo Paolo Giovanni Battista della Chiesa Born 21 November 1854 Pegli, Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia Died 22 January 1922 (aged 67) Apostolic Palace, Rome, Kingdom of Italy