Cecilia Gallerani

1473 - 1536

Cecilia Gallerani

Cecilia Gallerani (Italian pronunciation: [tʃeˈtʃiːlja ɡalleˈraːni]; 1473–1536), born in Siena, Italy, was the favourite and most celebrated of the many mistresses of Ludovico Sforza, known as Lodovico il Moro, Duke of Milan. She is best known as the subject of Leonardo da Vinci's painting The Lady with an Ermine (circa 1489). While posing for the painting, she invited Leonardo, who at the time was working as court artist for Sforza, to meetings at which Milanese intellectuals discussed philosophy and other subjects. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cecilia Gallerani has received more than 167,882 page views. Her biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making her the 25th most popular celebrity.

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Among celebrities, Cecilia Gallerani ranks 26 out of 140Before her are Kim Kardashian, Rosemary Kennedy, Don King, Peggy Guggenheim, Jacques Mayol, and Mary Anning. After her are Dodi Fayed, Mary Mallon, Chandra Bahadur Dangi, Mehran Karimi Nasseri, Besarion Jughashvili, and Martin Guerre.

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Among people born in 1473, Cecilia Gallerani ranks 6Before her are Nicolaus Copernicus, James IV of Scotland, Oruç Reis, Thomas Wolsey, and Georg von Frundsberg. After her are Richard of Shrewsbury, Duke of York, Hans Burgkmair, John Corvinus, Henry IV, Duke of Saxony, Edward of Middleham, Prince of Wales, and Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. Among people deceased in 1536, Cecilia Gallerani ranks 9Before her are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha, Catherine of Aragon, Germaine of Foix, Baldassare Peruzzi, Francis III, Duke of Brittany, and William Tyndale. After her are John of Leiden, Garcilaso de la Vega, Henry FitzRoy, 1st Duke of Richmond and Somerset, George Boleyn, 2nd Viscount Rochford, Gil Vicente, and Frederick I, Margrave of Brandenburg-Ansbach.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Cecilia Gallerani ranks 1,076 out of 3,282Before her are Gaspar de Guzmán, Count-Duke of Olivares (1587), Saverio Mercadante (1795), Ildibad (450), Alberto Sordi (1920), Francesco Albani (1578), and Romano Guardini (1885). After her are Persius (34), Antonio da Sangallo the Younger (1484), Elsa Morante (1912), Alessandro Allori (1535), Zita (1212), and Mary of Modena (1658).


Among celebrities born in Italy, Cecilia Gallerani ranks 5Before her are Ötzi (-3345), Lisa del Giocondo (1479), Simonetta Vespucci (1453), and Rosalia Lombardo (1918). After her are Virginia Oldoini, Countess of Castiglione (1837).

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