This could apply to a great number of individuals who are well-renown by just their first names. Today, we wish Michelangelo (di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni) a very Happy Birthday! Michelangelo is widely considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance period (if not one of the greatest artists of all time). And aside from his wonderful art, I also enjoy some of his quotations:
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.
Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.
Excellent words to live by.