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"), was an Italian Renaissance nobleman who ruled as Duke of Milan from 1494, following the death of his nephew Gian Galeazzo Sforza, until 1499. A member of the Sforza family, he was the fourth son of Francesco I Sforza. He was famed as a patron of Leonardo da Vinci and other artists, and presided over the final and most productive stage of the Milanese Renaissance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ludovico Sforza has received more than 576,352 page views. His biography is available in 45 different languages on Wikipedia (down from 48 in 2019). Ludovico Sforza is the 40th most popular nobleman (down from 23rd in 2019), the 253rd most popular biography from Italy (down from 189th 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 40 out of 843Before him are Rainier III, Prince of Monaco, Queen Sofía of Spain, Ramesses III, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henry IV of England, and Otto von Habsburg. After him are Naruhito, Pope Leo IX, Alexei Nikolaevich, Tsarevich of Russia, Louis Antoine, Duke of Angoulême, Elizabeth Charlotte, Madame Palatine, and Şehzade Mehmed.

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Among people born in 1452, Ludovico Sforza ranks 5Before him are Leonardo da Vinci, Richard III of England, Ferdinand II of Aragon, and Girolamo Savonarola. After him are Abraham Zacuto, Joanna, Princess of Portugal, and Prospero Colonna. 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, Philip, Elector Palatine, Guidobaldo da Montefeltro, Radu IV the Great, and Nilus of Sora.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Ludovico Sforza ranks 253 out of 4,088Before him are Pietro Perugino (1446), Pope Sixtus IV (1414), Michelangelo Antonioni (1912), Pope Linus (1), Pope Lucius I (200), and Cimabue (1240). After him are Giambattista Vico (1668), Pope Innocent VII (1339), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Benvenuto Cellini (1500), Man in the Iron Mask (1640), and Pope Fabian (200).

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), Francesco I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1541), Archduke Charles, Duke of Teschen (1771), Gaius Caesar (-20), Maria Goretti (1890), Ferdinando I de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany (1549), Joanna I of Naples (1326), and Isabella d'Este (1474).