See Article History Alternative Titles: Alfonso I d’Este, Este, Alfonso d’ Alfonso I, (born July 21, 1476, Ferrara, Duchy of Ferrara—died Oct. 31, 1534, Ferrara), duke of Ferrara from 1505, a noted Renaissance prince of the House of Este, an engineer and patron of the arts. Read More on This Topic
Alfonso I d'Este, Duca di Ferrara was the son of Ercole I d'Este, Duca di Ferrara. (1) He married Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Rodrigo Borgia and Vannozza dei Cattanei. (3)
Ercole’s son Alfonso I (reigned 1505–34), rough and rude when he was young, proved wise and sure of himself once he had taken the reins of government. First he foiled a plot of a stepbrother, Giulio, and another brother, Ferrante, against him and sentenced them to perpetual imprisonment.
Alfonso d'Este (21 July 1476 – 31 October 1534) was Duke of Ferrara during the time of the War of the League of Cambrai.
Alfonso d'Este (21 July 1476 – 31 October 1534) was Duke of Ferrara during the time of the War of the League of Cambrai. Biography. He was the son of Ercole I d'Este and Leonora of Naples. In the first year of his rule he uncovered a plot by his brother Ferrante and half-brother Giulio d'Este, directed against him and his other brother Ippolito.
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He was the elder son of Ercole II d'Este and Renée de France, the daughter of Louis XII of France and Anne of Brittany and was the fifth and last Duke of Ferrara. As a young man, he fought in the service of Henry II of France against the Habsburgs.
Borso d'Este, already Duke of Modena and Reggio, was created Duke of Ferrara by Pope Paul II. Borso and his successors ruled Ferrara as a quasi-sovereign state until 1597, when it came under direct papal rule.
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