Francesco Sforza

Francesco Sforza

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Death 6 Mar 1466 (aged 64)
Burial Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy
Memorial ID 154747404 · View Source
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Duke of Milan and first ruler from the Sforza dynasty. He was the son of the condottiere Muzio Attendolo Sforza and mistress Lucia Terzani da Torgiano. In 1418 he first married Polissena Ruffo who bore him a daughter. Both died in 1420. In 1441 he married Bianca Maria Visconti, only daughter of Filippo Maria Visconti, Duke of Milan. After Viscontis death, he defeated the people of Milan who had founded a republic and became Duke. He allied himself with Cosimo de' Medici and Louis XI of France and was able to expand his predominance in the region. He ruled over Venice, Lombardy and even Genoa.


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  • Created by: Lutetia
  • Added: 7 Nov 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 154747404
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francesco Sforza (23 Jul 1401–6 Mar 1466), Find a Grave Memorial no. 154747404, citing Cathedral of Milan, Milan, Città Metropolitana di Milano, Lombardia, Italy ; Maintained by Lutetia (contributor 46580078) .