Ludovico Sforza

1452 - 1508

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Ludovico Maria Sforza (Italian: [ludoˈviːko maˈriːa ˈsfɔrtsa]; 27 July 1452 – 27 May 1508), also known as Ludovico il Moro (Italian: [il ˈmɔːro]; "the Moor"), and called the "arbiter of Italy" by historian Francesco Guicciardini, was an Italian nobleman who ruled as the Duke of Milan from 1494 to 1499. Although he was the fourth son and excluded from his family's succession, Ludovico was ambitious and managed to obtain dominion over Milan. He first assumed the regency from his sister-in-law Bona, then took over from his deceased nephew Gian Galeazzo, whom some say he poisoned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludovico Sforza has received more than 881,635 page views. His biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 48 in 2019). Ludovico Sforza is the 29th most popular nobleman (up from 38th in 2019), the 203rd most popular biography from Italy (up from 230th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Italian Nobleman.

Ludovico Sforza was the Duke of Milan from 1494 to 1499. He is most famous for being the father of Francesco Sforza, who was the Duke of Milan from 1494 to 1499.

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Over the past year Ludovico Sforza has had the most page views in the with 108,397 views, followed by Italian (81,118), and Spanish (35,703). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Croatian (155.41%), Piedmontese (131.36%), and Serbo-Croatian (126.15%)


Among noblemen, Ludovico Sforza ranks 29 out of 1,415Before him are Eleanor of Aquitaine, Anne of Austria, Diana, Princess of Wales, Naruhito, Grand Duchess Olga Nikolaevna of Russia, and Alexander Nevsky. After him are Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Şehzade Mehmed, Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark, Ramesses I, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, and Charles the Bold.

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Among people born in 1452, Ludovico Sforza ranks 5Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Richard III of England, Girolamo Savonarola, and Ferdinand II of Aragon. After him are Abraham Zacuto, Joanna, Princess of Portugal, Prospero Colonna, Idris Bitlisi, and Davide Ghirlandaio. Among people deceased in 1508, Ludovico Sforza ranks 1After him are Beatrice of Naples, Isaac Abarbanel, René II, Duke of Lorraine, Albert IV, Duke of Bavaria, Conrad Celtes, Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Philip, Elector Palatine, Radu IV the Great, Nephon II of Constantinople, Nilus of Sora, and Lourenço de Almeida.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ludovico Sforza ranks 203 out of 5,161Before him are Carlo Ancelotti (1959), Giovanni Bellini (1430), Tomaso Albinoni (1671), Vitellius (15), Catullus (-84), and Domenico Scarlatti (1685). After him are Pope Boniface V (575), Saint Cecilia (200), Livia (-58), Boethius (480), Pompey (-106), and Servius Tullius (-600).

Among NOBLEMEN In Italy

Among noblemen born in Italy, Ludovico Sforza ranks 3Before him are Lucrezia Borgia (1480), and Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938). After him are Marie de' Medici (1575), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), Giuliano de' Medici (1453), Elisabeth Farnese (1692), Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541), Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Piero the Unfortunate (1472), Gaius Caesar (-20), and Joanna I of Naples (1326).