Francesco I Sforza

1401 - 1466

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Francesco I Sforza (Italian pronunciation: [franˈtʃesko ˈpriːmo ˈsfɔrtsa]; 23 July 1401 – 8 March 1466) was an Italian condottiero who founded the Sforza dynasty in the duchy of Milan, ruling as its (fourth) duke from 1450 until his death. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Francesco I Sforza has received more than 340,296 page views. His biography is available in 35 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Francesco I Sforza is the 1,208th most popular politician (down from 1,146th in 2019), the 491st most popular biography from Italy (down from 462nd in 2019) and the 78th most popular Italian Politician.

Francesco I Sforza was an Italian condottiero and duke of Milan from 1450 to 1466.

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Among politicians, Francesco I Sforza ranks 1,208 out of 15,710Before him are Jefferson Davis, Maria Christina, Duchess of Teschen, Muhammad II of Khwarazm, Wilm Hosenfeld, Roh Moo-hyun, and Peter II of Yugoslavia. After him are Andronikos III Palaiologos, Alexander I of Serbia, Ottokar II of Bohemia, Sejo of Joseon, Fuxi, and Princess Ludovika of Bavaria.

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Among people born in 1401, Francesco I Sforza ranks 3Before him are Masaccio and Nicholas of Cusa. After him are Catherine of Valois, Charles I, Duke of Bourbon, Maria of Castile, Queen of Aragon, Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut, Emperor Shōkō, Albert III, Duke of Bavaria, Stephen Zápolya, George Sphrantzes, and Badi' al-Zaman Mirza. Among people deceased in 1466, Francesco I Sforza ranks 2Before him is Donatello. After him are Hacı I Giray, Stjepan Vukčić Kosača, and Johann Fust.

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Among people born in Italy, Francesco I Sforza ranks 491 out of 4,088Before him are Livius Andronicus (-280), Giuseppe Farina (1906), Pope Zephyrinus (150), Muzio Clementi (1752), Claudia Octavia (40), and Pope Anterus (180). After him are Ludovico Ariosto (1474), Ferruccio Lamborghini (1916), Cornelius Nepos (-100), Pope Telesphorus (100), Beatrice Portinari (1265), and Pope Hilarius (415).


Among politicians born in Italy, Francesco I Sforza ranks 78Before him are Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Brennus (-500), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Britannicus (41), Damocles (null), and Claudia Octavia (40). After him are Trebonianus Gallus (206), Giorgio Napolitano (1925), Totila (500), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), and Charles Edward Stuart (1720).