Leonardo's Horse (also known as Gran Cavallo) is a sculpture that was commissioned of Leonardo da Vinci in 1482 by Duke of Milan Ludovico il Moro, but not completed.It was intended to be the largest equestrian statue in the world, a monument to the duke's father Francesco Sforza.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leonardo's_horse
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.
Leonardo's Horse (also known as Gran Cavallo) is a sculpture that was commissioned of Leonardo da Vinci in 1482 by Duke of Milan Ludovico il Moro, but not completed.It was intended to be the largest equestrian statue in the world, a monument to the duke's father Francesco Sforza.
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,...
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.
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
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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.
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.