Caterina Sforza

1463 - 1509

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Caterina Sforza (1463 – 28 May 1509) was an Italian noblewoman, the Countess of Forlì and Lady of Imola, firstly with her husband Girolamo Riario, and after his death as a regent of her son Ottaviano. The descendant of a dynasty of noted condottieri, from an early age, Caterina distinguished herself through her bold and impetuous actions taken to safeguard her possessions from possible usurpers and to defend her dominions from attack, when they were involved in political intrigues. In her private life, Caterina was devoted to various activities, including experiments in alchemy and a love of hunting and dancing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Caterina Sforza has received more than 1,149,261 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia. Caterina Sforza is the 131st most popular companion (down from 100th in 2019), the 646th most popular biography from Italy (down from 546th in 2019) and the 14th most popular Italian Companion.

Caterina Sforza was a powerful woman in Renaissance Italy. She was the daughter of Count Girolamo Riario and Countess Caterina de' Medici, and wife of the notorious tyrant Gian Galeazzo Sforza. Caterina Sforza is most famous for her role in the downfall of her husband's regime.

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Among companions, Caterina Sforza ranks 131 out of 687Before her are Constance, Queen of Sicily, Sawda bint Zamʿa, Louise of Hesse-Kassel, Marie of Anjou, Inês de Castro, and Elena of Montenegro. After her are Olga Constantinovna of Russia, Priscilla Presley, Marie Adélaïde of Savoy, Caroline of Baden, Mumtaz Mahal, and Malhun Hatun.

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Among people born in 1463, Caterina Sforza ranks 3Before her are Giovanni Pico della Mirandola and Frederick III, Elector of Saxony. After her is Alessandro Achillini. Among people deceased in 1509, Caterina Sforza ranks 2Before her is Henry VII of England. After her are Lady Margaret Beaufort, Bernt Notke, João da Nova, Shen Zhou, and Adam Kraft.

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Among people born in Italy, Caterina Sforza ranks 646 out of 4,088Before her are Pope Sergius II (800), Alcide De Gasperi (1881), Giovanni Schiaparelli (1835), Marcello Lippi (1948), Pope Vigilius (500), and Paolo dal Pozzo Toscanelli (1397). After her are Pisanello (1395), Faustina the Younger (125), Jacopo Bellini (1396), Julius Evola (1898), Marsilius of Padua (1275), and Domenico Modugno (1928).


Among companions born in Italy, Caterina Sforza ranks 14Before her are Maria Luisa of Parma (1751), Maria Theresa of Naples and Sicily (1772), Bianca Maria Sforza (1472), Julia the Elder (-39), Amalasuntha (495), and Constance, Queen of Sicily (1154). After her are Marie Adélaïde of Savoy (1685), Maria Luisa of Savoy (1688), Margherita of Savoy (1851), Clementia of Hungary (1293), Faustina the Elder (105), and Maria Christina of the Two Sicilies (1806).