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Ludovico Sforza

Duke of Milan Ludovico Sforza

Profession: Duke of Milan


Why Famous: Patron of Leonardo da Vinci and other artists, and presided over the final and most productive stage of the Milanese Renaissance.

Born: July 27, 1452
Birthplace: Vigevano (Modern day Lombardy), Italy
Star Sign: Leo

Died: May 27, 1508 (aged 55)

Events in the Life of Ludovico Sforza

  • 1500-01-05 Duke Ludovico Sforza's troops reconquer Milan
  • 1500-04-08 Battle at Novara: King Louis XII beats duke Ludovico Sforza
  • 1500-04-10 France captures duke Ludovico Sforza of Milan

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