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  1. 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.

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    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.

  3. Francesco Sforza | duke of Milan [1401–1466] | Britannica

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    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

  4. Francesco I Sforza | Military Wiki | Fandom

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    Early life

    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), the marquisate of which he was granted in 1412 by King Ladislaus of Naples. In 1418, he married Polissena Ruffo, a Calabrese noblewoman. From 1419, he fought alongside his father, soon gaining fame for being able to bend metal bars with his bare hands. He later proved himself to be an expert...

    Duke of Milan

    After the duke died without a male heir in 1447, fighting broke out to restore the so-called Ambrosian Republic. The name Ambrosian Republic takes its name from St. Ambrose, a popular patron saint of Milan. Agnese del Maino, his wife's mother, convinced the condottiero who held Pavia to restore it to him. He also received the seigniory of other cities of the duchy, including Lodi, and started to carefully plan the conquest of the ephemeral republic, allying with William VIII of Montferrat and...

    Francesco Sforza is mentioned several times in Niccolò Machiavelli's book The Prince; he is generally praised in that work for his ability to hold his country and as a warning to a prince not to use mercenarytroops. He was a moderate patron of the arts. The main humanist of his court was the writer Francesco Filelfo.His best works were mentioned in chapters 7,12, and 14.

    Anne Echols and Marty Williams (1992). An annotated index of medieval women. Markus Wiener Publishing, Inc.
    Rendina, Claudio (1994). I capitani di ventura. Rome: Netwon Compton.
    • (1401-07-23)23 July 1401 San Miniato
    • Polissena Ruffo Bianca Maria Visconti
    • 8 March 1466(1466-03-08) (aged 64) Milano
  5. May 18, 2019 · Francesco I Sforza : biography July 23, 1401 – March 8, 1466 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. Notes Sources Antonio Menniti Ippolito, Francesco I Sforza, duca di …

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  6. Francesco Sforza, Duke of Milan – kleio.org

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    his son Sforza Secondo (1433-1491), since 1451/1468 Lord and Count of Borgonuovo, since 1451 married to Antonia Casa Dal Verme († 1500), with whom he had the children Giovanna († 1455), Francesco I. (1454-1492) and Jacopetto (1457-1503). Furthermore he probably had the following illegitimate children: Polissena, Lucrezia and Leone.

  7. Francesco Sforza - The Age of Empires Series Wiki - Age of ...

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    Francesco Sforza is an infantry hero in Age of Empires II HD: The Forgottenand 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 Condottieroin the HD edition and has his own unique skin in the Definitive Edition (similar to a Champion). As a hero, he cannot be ...

  8. Sforza Family | Italian family | Britannica

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    Several other branches of the Sforza family survived, the descendants of Sforza Secondo (an illegitimate son of Francesco Sforza) becoming the counts Sforza, one of whom was the anti-Fascist statesman and foreign minister of Italy, Carlo Sforza (1873–1952). This article was most recently revised and updated by Kathleen Sheetz.

  9. Francesco Sforza (1401 - 1466) - Genealogy

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    Apr 03, 2019 · Genealogy profile for Francesco I Sforza, duca di Milano Francesco Sforza (1401 - 1466) - Genealogy Genealogy for Francesco Sforza (1401 - 1466) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives.

  10. Francesco Sforza - Wikipedia

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    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.

  11. Francesco Sforza — Wikipédia

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    Francesco Sforza exprime son pouvoir par une politique d'urbanisme et de construction. Aussitôt sa prise de pouvoir à Milan, il fait reconstruire le château de la Porta Giovia . Il charge son ingénieur militaire Bartolomeo Gadio de la réalisation de cette forteresse qui tourne le dos à la ville.