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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 the Old, and Duchess of Bari and Rossano by her own right. She was a surviving member of the powerful House of Sforza, which had ruled the Duchy of Milan since 1447. Smart, energetic and ambitious, Bona became heavily involved in the political and cultural life of the Polish–Lithuanian union. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Bona Sforza has received more than 408,983 page views. Her biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 33 in 2019). Bona Sforza is the 1,712th most popular politician (up from 1,715th in 2019), the 631st most popular biography from Italy (up from 654th in 2019) and the 109th 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 1,712 out of 15,577Before her are Pasquale Paoli, Nadezhda Alliluyeva, Charles Edward Stuart, Charles Albert of Sardinia, Kamose, and Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg. After her are Albert II, Duke of Austria, Userkaf, Vittorio Emanuele Orlando, Constantine VIII, Temür Khan, and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner.

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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, Leo Africanus, Lucas van Leyden, William Tyndale, Rosso Fiorentino, and Hans Sachs. Among people deceased in 1557, Bona Sforza ranks 6Before her are Jacques Cartier, Anne of Cleves, John III of Portugal, Pontormo, and Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia. After her are Olaus Magnus, Mikael Agricola, Sebastian Cabot, Emperor Go-Nara, Lautaro, and Ferrante Gonzaga.

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Among people born in Italy, Bona Sforza ranks 631 out of 4,668Before her are Alphonsus Liguori (1696), Pope Anastasius II (450), Joanna I of Naples (1326), Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola (1507), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), and Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798). After her are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Angela Merici (1474), Ornella Muti (1955), Agostino Carracci (1557), Fausto Cercignani (1941), and Pope John XIII (930).


Among politicians born in Italy, Bona Sforza ranks 109Before her are Alexander of Battenberg (1857), Publius Cornelius Scipio (-260), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies (1810), Charles Edward Stuart (1720), and Charles Albert of Sardinia (1798). After her are Vittorio Emanuele Orlando (1860), Desiderius (710), Hiero II of Syracuse (-308), Publius Clodius Pulcher (-90), Conrad of Montferrat (1146), and Ferdinand III, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1769).