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The Sforza — Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan

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Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan

Uncle and father-in-law of Isabella of Aragon


Born:
24. January 1444

Deceased:
26. December 1476; assassinated

Father:

Francesco Sforza († 1466), Duke of Milan


Mother:

Bianca Maria Visconti († 1468), daughter of the Milanese Duke Filippo Maria Visconti († 1447)


Spouse:
  1. Dorotea Gonzaga (1450-1467), daughter of Lodovico III. Gonzaga, Margrave of Mantua († 1478)
  2. Bona of Savoy (1449-1503), sister-in-law of the French King Louis XI. († 1483); marriage on 6. July 1468

Children:

his legitimate children:

see: Bona of Savoy

and his illegitimate children:

from his relationship with Lucrezia, who became married to Giampietro Landriani:

  1. his son Alessandro (c. 1460-1523), since 1474 Count of Galliate, since 1490 married to Countess Barbara Balbiani of Valchiavenna († c. 1520): one daughter: Camilla (1492-1554), who was married to Count Giulio Malvezzi († 1522/40) in 1506
  2. his son Carlo (c. 1462-1483), since 1476 Count of Magenta; married to Bianca Simonetta († 1487), daughter of Count Agnolo Simonetta; two daughters: Angela and Ippolita
  3. his daughter Caterina (1463-1509)
  4. his daughter Chiara (1464/65-1531), her first husband was Pietro († 1485), Count dal Verme di Sanguinetto, Lord of Vigevano, they married in 1480; her second husband was Fregosino Campofregoso (1460-1512), Lord of Novi, they married in 1487 – Chiara had two sons from her second marriage: Paolo (1489-1545) and Ottaviano (1491/92-1525)

from his relationship with Lucia Marliani, who became married to Ambrogio Raverti and whom he promoted to become Countess of Melzo:

  1. his son Galeazzo (1474-1515), Count of Melzo since 1493
  2. his son Ottaviano (1476-1541), since 1497 Bishop of Lodi and since 1519 also Bishop of Arezzo

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Reading Suggestions:

Erster Band der Sforza Serie
Buch Cover: Bianca Maria Visconti

Die Sforza I: Bianca Maria Visconti – Die Stammmutter der Sforza

240 Seiten, mit 186 Bildern und Stammtafeln, Books on Demand GmbH, ISBN 978-3-8334-3558-4, € 18,90

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Zweiter Band der Sforza Serie
Buch Cover: Caterina Sforza

Die Sforza II: Caterina Sforza – Tochter einer Krieger-Dynastie

344 Seiten, mit 148 Bildern und Stammtafeln, Books on Demand GmbH, ISBN 978-3-8370-2395-4, € 22,90

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