Francesco I Sforza (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko ˈpriːmo ˈsfɔrtsa]; 23 July 1401 – 8 March 1466) was an Italian condottiero who founded the Sforza dynasty in the duchy of Milan, ruling as its (fourth) duke from 1450 until his death. He was the brother of Alessandro, whom he often fought alongside.
Francesco Sforza, condottiere who played a crucial role in 15th-century Italian politics and, as duke of Milan, founded a dynasty that ruled for nearly a century. The illegitimate son of a mercenary commander, Muzio Attendolo Sforza, Francesco grew up at the court of Ferrara and accompanied his
Francesco Sforza (Cigoli, 23 luglio 1401 – Milano, 8 marzo 1466) è stato il primo duca di Milano appartenente alla dinastia degli Sforza.. Valente condottiero di compagnia di ventura, per anni Francesco Sforza combatté al servizio dei vari principati italiani, dal Regno di Napoli allo Stato della Chiesa, per giungere infine alla corte del duca di Milano Filippo Maria Visconti.
History. Francesco I Sforza ruled Milan, having acquired the title of Duke of Milan (1450–1466) after marrying in 1441 the natural daughter and only heir of the last Duke of Milan, Filippo Maria Visconti, Bianca Maria (1425–1468), making the Sforzas the heirs of the house of Visconti.
Francesco Sforza is an infantry hero in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgotten and in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. He is the title hero of the Sforza campaign and appears in all scenarios there. He is also available in the Scenario Editor. He appears as a Condottiero in the HD edition and has his own unique skin in the Definitive Edition. As a hero, he cannot be converted and can ...
- Infantry (+12) Unique unit
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,...
Italiano: Francesco Sforza (San Miniato, 23 luglio 1401 – Milano, 8 marzo 1466) è stato un condottiero italiano.Divenuto duca di Milano sposando Bianca Maria Visconti, ultima erede della dinastia dei Visconti (dei quali adottò il cognome e lo stemma con il tipico "biscione"), fu il primo duca della dinastia degli Sforza.
Francesco I Sforza (July 23, 1401 – March 8, 1466) was an Italian condottiero, the founder of the Sforza dynasty in Milan, Italy. He was the brother of Alessandro, with whom he often fought. Francesco Sforza was born in San Miniato, Tuscany, one of the seven illegitimate sons of the condottiero Muzio Sforza and Lucia da Torsano. He spent his childhood in Tricarico (in the modern Basilicata ...
- (1401-07-23)23 July 1401 San Miniato
- Polissena Ruffo Bianca Maria Visconti
- 8 March 1466(1466-03-08) (aged 64) Milano
Francesco Sforza (1401 - 1466) was a mercenary soldier (what Machiavelli would have called a "condottiero", i.e. a military contractor) and the son of a prominent mercenary whose practice centered on the Duchy of Milan, which included the city-state of Milan, a cluster of dependent cities (including the some-time capital city of Pavia) and the ...