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.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.
Mar 04, 2020 · Francesco Sforza 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.
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 surrounding territory in the northern thigh of Italy.
Francesco was born on the 23rd of July in 1401 and died on 8th of March, meaning he lived for 65 years. He was the illegitimate son of Muzio Attendolo Sforza which means that he was a child of a mistress.
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 ...
Francesco Sforza. Duke of Milan and Condottiere, the maternal grandfather of Isabella of Aragon, who had blue-grey eyes and a prominent nose (this is one of the most realistic portraits of him)
Francesco’s eldest son, Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444–76), succeeded his father in 1466. Though traditionally characterized as despotic, extravagant, and dissolute, Galeazzo Maria was apparently a capable ruler who took an active interest in agriculture, constructed canals for irrigation and transportation, introduced the cultivation of rice, and encouraged commerce, particularly the manufacture of silk and wool.
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.