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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"). "Arbiter of Italy", according to the expression used by Guicciardini, was an Italian Renaissance nobleman who ruled as Duke of Milan from 1494 to 1499. Endowed with rare intellect and very ambitious, he managed, although fourth son, to acquire dominion over Milan, first subtracting the regency from his unwary sister-in-law Bona, then taking over from his late nephew Gian Galeazzo who, it is said, he had poisoned. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludovico Sforza has received more than 751,079 page views. His biography is available in 48 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 45 in 2019). Ludovico Sforza is the 37th most popular nobleman (up from 40th in 2019), the 231st most popular biography from Italy (up from 253rd in 2019) and the 4th 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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Among noblemen, Ludovico Sforza ranks 37 out of 842Before him are Naruhito, Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Marie de' Medici, Ramesses III, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, and El Cid. After him are Marie Thérèse of France, Otto von Habsburg, Alexander Nevsky, Queen Sofía of Spain, Pope Leo IX, and Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom.

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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, Prospero Colonna, Joanna, Princess of Portugal, 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, and Nilus of Sora.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ludovico Sforza ranks 231 out of 4,668Before him are Piero della Francesca (1415), Pope Celestine V (1215), Gerolamo Cardano (1501), Lucius Verus (130), Pope Lucius I (200), and Giorgio Armani (1934). After him are Pope Pius I (90), Pope Benedict XI (1240), Pope Paul V (1552), Pope Siricius (334), Pope Benedict VIII (980), and Bernardo Bertolucci (1941).

Among NOBLEMEN In Italy

Among noblemen born in Italy, Ludovico Sforza ranks 4Before him are Lucrezia Borgia (1480), Juan Carlos I of Spain (1938), and Marie de' Medici (1575). After him are Giuliano de' Medici (1453), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), 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), Gian Galeazzo Sforza (1469), and Joanna I of Naples (1326).