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.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francesco_I_Sforza
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, (born July 23, 1401, San Miniato, Tuscany [Italy]—died March 8, 1466, Milan), 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.
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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
May 18, 2019 · 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 (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 ...
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 ...
Muzio’s illegitimate son Francesco Sforza, also a condottiere, became duke of Milan in 1450 through his marriage to the daughter of Duke Filippo Maria Visconti. Document in which Francesco Sforza, duke of Milan, granted commercial rights to Giovanni Merlo and his descendants, September 7, 1452; it allowed them to buy and sell goods in Milan.
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.
Francesco Sforza (Cigoli, 23 luglio 1401 – Milano, 8 marzo 1466) è stato il primo duca di Milano appartenente alla dinastia degli Sforza.
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.