Bona Sforza

1494 - 1557

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Bona Sforza d’Aragona (2 February 1494 – 19 November 1557) was Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania as the second wife of Sigismund I the Old, and Duchess of Bari and Rossano by her own right. She was a surviving member of the powerful House of Sforza, which ruled the Duchy of Milan since 1447. Smart, energetic and ambitious, Bona became heavily involved in the political and cultural life of Poland–Lithuania. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bona Sforza has received more than 267,847 page views. Her biography is available in 33 different languages on Wikipedia. Bona Sforza is the 1,718th most popular politician (down from 1,532nd in 2019), the 654th most popular biography from Italy (down from 583rd in 2019) and the 112th most popular Italian Politician.

Bona sforza is most famous for being the name of a castle in Milan.

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Among politicians, Bona Sforza ranks 1,718 out of 15,710Before her are Horik I, Bernhard von Bülow, Corazon Aquino, Duchess Sophie Charlotte in Bavaria, Suleyman Shah, and Symon Petliura. After her are Theuderic IV, Tipu Sultan, Uzziah, Samuel of Bulgaria, José Eduardo dos Santos, and Gelimer.

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Among people born in 1494, Bona Sforza ranks 7Before her are Suleiman the Magnificent, Francis I of France, François Rabelais, Fuzûlî, Georgius Agricola, and Pontormo. After her are Jean Parisot de Valette, Rosso Fiorentino, Lucas van Leyden, Leo Africanus, Hans Sachs, and William Tyndale. Among people deceased in 1557, Bona Sforza ranks 6Before her are Jacques Cartier, Anne of Cleves, Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia, Pontormo, and John III of Portugal. After her are Olaus Magnus, Mikael Agricola, Sebastian Cabot, Lautaro, Emperor Go-Nara, and Giovanni Francesco Straparola.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Bona Sforza ranks 654 out of 4,088Before her are Faustina the Younger (125), Jacopo Bellini (1396), Julius Evola (1898), Marsilius of Padua (1275), Domenico Modugno (1928), and Ottorino Respighi (1879). After her are Alexius of Rome (400), Pope Eusebius (250), Ornella Muti (1955), Salvatore Adamo (1943), Gigliola Cinquetti (1947), and Constans (320).


Among politicians born in Italy, Bona Sforza ranks 112Before her are Louis II of Italy (825), Atia (-85), Lucius Caesar (-17), Teia (550), Alcide De Gasperi (1881), and Faustina the Younger (125). After her are Constans (320), Athalaric (516), Marozia (890), Pupienus (170), Pescennius Niger (135), and Vitiges (475).