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Muzio Attendolo Sforza

Francesco Sforza

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Lodovico Maria il Moro Sforza

Galeazzo Maria Sforza

Ippolita Maria Sforza

Caterina Sforza

Gian Galeazzo II. Maria Sforza

Isabella of Aragon

Ferrante of Naples

Alfonso II. of Naples

Ferrandino of Naples

Ferrante (or Ferdinand I.), King of Naples

the paternal grandfather of Isabella of Aragon

Born on:

2. June 1431

Deceased on:

25. January 1494


Alfonso I. the Magnanimous (1396-1458), King of Aragon 1416-1458, King of Naples 1435-1458


a mistress of his father by the name of Gueraldona Carlina Reverdit


from various relationships of his father:

  • his half-sister Maria ( 1449); marriage to Leonello d'Este (1407-1450), Margrave of Ferrara, on 20. May 1444
  • his half-sister Leonora ( 1450); marriage to Marino Marzano ( 1486, executed), Duke of Sessa, Prince of Rossano

  1. Isabella di Chiaromonte ( 1465); marriage in May 1445
  2. Juana of Aragon ( 1517), a sister of the Spanish King Ferdinand II. ( 1516); marriage on 5. October 1476

Legitimate Children:

from the marriage to his first wife Isabella di Chiaromonte ( 1465):

  1. his son Alfonso II. (1448-1495), King of Naples 1494-1495
  2. his daughter Leonora (or Eleonora) (1450-1493), Duchess of Ferrara, Reggio and Modena
  3. his son Federigo (1452-1504), King of Naples 1496-1501
  4. his son Giovanni (1456-1485), Cardinal
  5. his daughter Beatrice (1457-1508), Queen of Hungary and Bohemia
  6. his son Francesco (1461-1486), Duke of Monte Sant' Angelo, Margrave of Bisceglia

from the marriage to his second wife Juana of Aragon ( 1517):

  1. his daughter Giovanna (1478-1518), Queen of Naples; marriage to her nephew Ferrandino ( 1496), King of Naples, in 1495
  2. his son Carlo (1480-1486)

Illegitimate Children:

from the relationship to his mistress Diana Guardato:

  1. his son Fernando d'Aragona ( c. 1535); his first spouse was Anna da Sanseverino, his second spouse was Castellana de Cardona
  2. his daughter Maria d'Aragona ( 1470); married to Antonio Todeschini-Piccolomini ( 1493)
  3. his daughter Giovanna d'Aragona (1455-1501); marriage to Leonardo della Rovere ( 1475), Duke of Sora, in 1472

from the relationship to his mistress Giovanna Caracciola:

  1. his son Ferrante d'Aragona, Count of Arsena
  2. his son Arrigo d'Aragona ( 1478), Margrave of Gerace
  3. his daughter Leonora d'Aragona
  4. his son Cesare d'Aragona ( 1501), Margrave of Santa Agata

from the relationship to his mistress Eulalia Ravignano:

  1. his daughter Maria d'Aragona (1473-1513); marriage to Gian Giordano Orsini on 10. November 1487
  2. his daughter Lucrezia d'Aragona ( 1549); marriage to Onorato III. Caetani ( 1528), Duke of Traetto, in 1493

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