1 THE SALA DELLE ASSE IN THE SFORZA CASTLE IN MILAN by Patrizia Costa B.S. Industrial Administration and Italian, Carnegie Mellon University, 1989 M.A. History of Art, University of Pittsburgh, 1993 Submitted to the Graduate Faculty of Arts and Sciences in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy University of Pittsburgh 2006
Gian Galeazzo Sforza: Isabella di Aragona, princess of Naples and widow of the Duke of Milan, enlarged the castle, which she made her residence, 1499–1524. After the ... Hugh X of Lusignan... English Queen mother Isabelle, Countess of Angoulême and her second husband: from supporting the English side. Pierre Mauclerc did support the English ...
Since Gian Galeazzo was not yet in a position to govern in his own name, the reins of power were seized by his uncle, Ludovico Sforza. When, in 1494, Gian Galeazzo mysteriously departed this life, Ludovico was officially able to declare himself sole ruler of Milan.
The duchy passed to his son, then to his grandson the seven-year-old Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1476–1494) whose authority was usurped by his uncle Ludovico, strongly suspected of hastening his death. The court of Ludovico, and his brilliant wife Beatrice d’Este became a centre of Renaissance culture, *Leonardo da Vinci being the most famous of ...
Biography of Isabella dEste, Patron of the Renaissance
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Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (15 April 14522 May 1519), more commonly Leonardo da Vinci or simply Leonardo, was an Italian polymath of the Renaissance, whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. 2405 relations.
The latter was subsequently passed on to Francesco Sforza (1401-1466), who had wed in 1441 Bianca Maria Visconti, grand-daughter of Giangaleazzo Visconti, daughter of Filippo Maria Visconti. When the Duke Filippo Maria died, Francesco Sforza usurped the dukedom, and inherited the present book to which he added his personal emblems.
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