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Bona Maria Sforza

Bona Maria Sforza, in 1517


 

Bona Maria Sforza, in 1546

on the back side of this coin, one of the most important symbols of the Milanese dynasty of the Visconti-Sforza can be found: the serpent devouring a man


 

Bona Maria Sforza

Bona Maria Sforza, Queen of Poland


 

Bona Maria Sforza as widow


 

Bona Maria Sforza and Family:

her husband Sigismund I., Bona Sforza herself, her son Sigismund August II., his first wife Elisabeth of Austria, his second wife Barbara Radziwill (on the first row from the left to the right); his third wife Katharina of Austria, and Bona's daughters, Isabella (already widow), Zofia, Katharina and Anna (on the second row from the left to the right) [large image]


 

Bona Maria Sforza as the Virgin with Child


 

Bona Maria Sforza as Judith


 

Bona Maria Sforza (front right) with her brother Francesco II. Maria "Il Duchetto"; in the middle of the background you see the Castle of Pavia


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

The Church of San Nicola in Bari which was built between 1087 and 1197 and which housed the remains of Saint Nicholas from 1087 onwards is the burial place of Bona Maria Sforza


 

The beautiful marble tomb of Bona Maria Sforza was erected by her third daughter, Anna, Queen of Poland, in celebration of her mother's 100th birthday in 1593


 

A statue of Bona Maria Sforza, Queen of Poland, Grand Duchess of Lithuania, Duchess of Bari and Duchess of Milan


 

Bona Maria Sforza as the Roman Goddess Venus


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

Bona Maria Sforza


 

Bona Maria Sforza (one of the most realistic portraits of her when she was an elder lady)


 

Bona Maria Sforza