The House of Sforza (pronounced ) was a ruling family of Renaissance Italy, based in Milan.They acquired the Duchy of Milan following the extinction of the Visconti family in the mid-15th century, Sforza rule ending in Milan with the death of the last member of the family's main branch in 1535.
Bona Sforza (2 February 1494  or 2 February 1493  – 19 November 1557) was a member of the powerful Milanese House of Sforza.In 1518, she became the second wife of Sigismund I the Old, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, and became the Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania.
Born in Vigevano, Pavia, Lombardia, Italy on 2 Feb 1494 to Gian Galeazzo Maria Sforza and Isabella of Aragon Trastámara. Bona Sforza married Sigismund I ”den gamle” Jagiellon von Litauen-Polen and had 7 children. She passed away on 19 November 1557 in Bari, Bari, Puglia, Italy.
The thesis examines the bridal journey of Bona Sforza (1494–1557) from Manfredonia to Krakow in 1518 in the light of its material aspects, rituals and literary image, in order to unravel its inner mechanism and symbolic meanings.
Galeazzo's wife, Bona of Savoy, acted as regent for their son, Gian Galeazzo Sforza, 1469–94, who succeeded to the duchy as a minor on his father's assassination. However, in 1480, Galeazzo's brother Ludovico Sforza (see Sforza, Ludovico ) deprived his nephew of the duchy and assumed its control. Gian Galeazzo died a virtual prisoner.
Nov 19, 2017 · There is no biography of Bona Sforza in English--I've quoted from Roland Bainton's Women of the Reformation from Spain to Scandinavia here. Wish I could read Polish--Maria Bogucka's Bona Sforza was published recently, but there's also a massive biography by Wladyslaw Pociecha, Królowa Bona, 1494-1557 , published in four volumes (1949-58).
Jul 28, 2020 · Sigismund II Augustus, last Jagiellon king of Poland, who united Livonia and the duchy of Lithuania with Poland, creating a greatly expanded and legally unified kingdom. The only son of Sigismund I the Old and Bona Sforza, Sigismund II was elected and crowned coruler with his father in 1530. He
Biography. Italian illuminator and engraver. In 1894 he was tentatively associated with his principal work, the Hours of Bona Sforza (British Library, London), and became known as the Master of the Sforza Book of Hours; in 1956 he was conclusively identified by his signature PSBR IO PETR BIRAGVS FT on the frontispiece of a copy (National Library, Warsaw) of Giovanni Simonetta's life of ...
George Blandrata, physician who became the leading organizer and supporter of Unitarianism in Transylvania. After serving as physician to Queen Bona Sforza of Poland from 1540 to 1552, Blandrata returned to Italy to practice medicine at Pavia, where he aroused the hostility of the authorities of
In 1539 he published Gynaecorum ex Aristotele et Bonaciolo exerpta, which he dedicated to Bona Sforza, the Milanese Queen of Poland, and her daughter Isabella, wife of John Zápolya, ruler (voivode) of Transylvania and king of Hungary. He served as personal physician to Queen Bona in Poland, 1540-44, and physician and advisor to Isabella, then ...