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The Sforza

The Sforza and the Aragonese

Muzio Attendolo Sforza

Francesco Sforza

Bianca Maria Visconti

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

Ippolita Sforza, daughter of a cousin of Isabella of Aragon


Born:

in 1481


Deceased:

in 1520 or 1521


Father:

Carlo Sforza († 1483), Count of Magenta, second illegitimate son of Galeazzo Maria Sforza († 1476), Duke of Milan


Mother:

Spouse:

Alessandro Bentivoglio (1476-1532), the third son of the Lord of Bologna, Giovanni II. Bentivoglio († 1508), and his wife Ginevra Sforza († 1507)


Children:
  1. her son Sforza († 1530)
  2. another son (Giovanni ?), who died as a child
  3. her daughter Ginevra, born in 1503, deceased presumably in 1541; in 1524 she was married to Giovanni II. del Carretto (1502-1535), Margrave of Finale and Noli; she had the following children:

    1. Alfonso II. (1525-1583)
    2. Ippolita (1527-1574)
    3. Alessandro (1528-1596)
    4. Fabrizio (1531-1597)
    5. Sforza Andrea (1534-1602)

    as widow Ginevra moved to the convent of her younger sister Alessandra

  4. her daughter Alessandra, born c. 1504; she became nun in the Monastero Maggiore in Alessandria (Benedictine Order) and took the name "Bianca"; in 1522 she became Abbess of this monastery
  5. her daughter Violanta, born c. 1505, deceased in 1550, in 1520 she became married to Gian Paolo Sforza (1497-1535), first Margrave of Caravaggio, a son of Lodovico il Moro Sforza; their children: Lodovica (c. 1521-after 1561) and Muzio I. (c. 1525-1552)
  6. her daughter Ippolita, born c. 1518/19; she became nun in the convent of her elder sister Alessandra and took the name "Francesca“

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