[Source - Wikipedia] Tiziano Vecelli or Tiziano Vecellio (c. 1488/1490 – 27 August 1576), known in English as Titian (/ˈtɪʃən/), was an Italian painter, the most important member of the 16th-century Venetian school. He was born in Pieve di Cadore, near Belluno (in Veneto, Republic of Venice). During his lifetime he was often called da Cadore, taken from the place of his birth. Other writers contemporary to his old age give figures which would equate to birthdates between 1473 to after 1482. He reached the old age of possibly between 88 or 94, or even more - according to different sources.