SFORZA

 

 

 

 

Note: This page was prepared for me some years ago by a correspondent, for use on this site.

 

 

Muzio (Giacomo) Attendolo, called “Sforza”, Count of Cotignola 1411, Lord of Benevento and Manfredonia 1414-1418 (Cotignola 10 Jun 1369-drowned Pescara 4 Jan 1424); m.1st Nobile Antonia Salimbeni, Patrizia di Siena (d.1411);m.2nd 1414 Catella (Caterina) Alopo dei Baroni Piscopo d’Alopo (d.1418); m.3rd 1419 Maria Marzani dei Duchi di Sessa Cssa di Celano (d.1440 ca.)

 

1a) Bosio, Sovereign Count of Santa Fiora 1439,  Count of Cotignola 1424, Lord of Castell’Arquato (Siena 1410-Santa Fiora 1476); m. 1439 Cecilia Aldobrandeschi Cssa di Santa Fiora e Pitigliano (d.1467). Their issue obtained successively the titles of Marchesi di Proceno, Conti e Duchi di Segni, Duchi di Onano and it is still existant with the surname “Sforza-Cesarini” and bears the titles of Duchi di Segni e Civita Lavinia.

 

2a) Leonardo (1415-Milan 1438)

 

3a) Pietro, Bishop of Ascoli Piceno 1438 (Benevento 1417-Ascoli Piceno 1442)

 

4a) Bartolomeo, Conte di Celano 1430 (Benevento 1420-Sessa 1435)

 

5a) Carlo, Agostinian monk 1443, Archbishop of Milan 1454 (Aversa 1423-Milan 1457)

 

6a) [illegitimate by Lucia Terzani da Marsciano] FRANCESCO I Alessandro, Duke of Milan 1450, Conte di Ariano e Tricarico 1417 e Montalto 1418, Count of Pavia 1447 (San Miniato 23 Jul 1401-Milan 8 Mar 1466); m.1st 1418 Polissena Ruffo dei Conti di Corigliano Cssa di Montalto (d.1420); m.2nd 25 Oct 1441 Bianca Maria Visconti Pss of Milan, illegitimate daughter of Filippo Maria Duke of Milan (Milan 31 Mar 1425-Cremona Oct 1468). He had several bastards the most important of which are listed here (The Italian genealogists do not agree on the number: Chiusole said that they are 120, Pompeo Litta 30, Maria Frigeni about 50, Giovanna Solari 35, Nicolò Battilana 40; the number more near to the real number, including only children recognized by Francesco could be 40)

 

1b) GALEAZZO MARIA,Duke of Milan (Fermo 24 Jan 1444-k.a. Milan 26 Dec 1476); m.1st 1466 Dorotea Gonzaga, daughter of Ludovico III Marquess of Mantova (Mantova 1449-Pavia 21 Apr 1467); m.2nd 9 May 1468 Bona Pss of Savoy (Chambery 10 Aug 1449-1 Nov 1485)

 

1c) GIAN GALEAZZO II Maria, Duke of Milan (Abbiategrasso 20 Jun 1469-Pavia 22 Oct 1494); m. 2 Feb 1489 Isabella d’Aragona Pss of Naples, Dukess of Bari 1499 (Naples 2 Oct 1470-Bari 11 Feb 1524)

 

1d) Ippolita (Milan 1490-Bari 1501)

 

2d) Francesco “il Duchetto”, Count of Pavia 1491-1499, Abbot of Marmoutier 1505 (Milan 1491-Angouleme 1512)

 

3d) Bona, Dukess of Bari and Pss of Rossano 1524 (Pavia 13 Feb 1495-Bari 7 Nov 1558); m. 15 Jun 1518 Sigismond I Jagello King of Poland (Kozienice, Kielce 1 Jan 1467-Cracow 1 Apr 1548)

 

2c) Ermes, Marquess of Tortona (Pavia 1470-Innsbruck 1503)

 

3c) Bianca Maria (Pavia 5 Apr 1472-Innsbruck 31 Dec 1510); m.16 Mar 1494 Emperor Maximilian I (Wiener Neustadt 23 Mar 1459-Wels 12 Jan 1519)

 

4c) Anna Maria (Pavia 1473-Ferrara 30 Nov 1497); m.12 Jan 1491 Alfonso I d’Este Duke of Ferrara (Ferrara 21 Jul 1476-Ferrara 31 Oct 1534)

 

5c) [illegitimate] Carlo, Count of Magenta 1476 (Pavia 1461-Milan 1483); m.1478 Bianca Cssa Simonetta (d.ca 1490)

 

1d) Angela (Milan 1479-Ferrara 1497); m.1491 Ercole d’Este Signore di San Martino in Rio (d.1514)

 

2d) Ippolita (Milan 1481-Milan 1520); m.1493 Alessandro Bentivoglio Cte di Campagna (Bologna 1476-Milan 1533)

 

6c) [illegitimate by Lucrezia Cssa Landriani] Caterina (Milano ca 1463-Florence 28 May 1509); m.1st 1473 Girolamo Cte Riario, Lord of Imola and Forlì (Savona 1443-k.a. Forlì 1488); m.2nd 1489 Giacomo Feo, a stable-man (Forlì 1468-Forlì 1495); m.3rd 1497 Giovanni di Pierfrancesco de' Medici (Florence 21 October 1467-San Pietro di Bagno 14 September 1498)

 

7c) [illegitimate] Alessandro,Lord of Francavilla 1487 (Pavia 1465-Milan 1523); m.ca 1490 Barbara dei Conti Balbiani di Valchiavenna (d.ca 1520)

 

1d) Camilla (Milan 1492-Bologna 1554); m.1508 Giulio Cte Malvezzi, Conte di Selva e Dozza, Senator of Bologna (d.1540)

 

8c) [illegitimate] Chiara (Pavia 1467-Genoa 1531); m.1st 1481 Pietro Cte dal Verme di Sanguinetto, Lord of Vigevano (d.1487); m.2nd 1488 Fregosino Fregoso, Lord of Novi, Patrizio Genovese (d. Genoa 1523)

 

9c) [illegitimate] Ottaviano, Bishop of Lodi 1497 and Arezzo 1519 (Milan 1477-Rome ca 1541)

 

10c) [illegitimate] Galeazzo, Count of Melzo 1493 (Milan 1478-Pavia 1515)

 

 2b) Ippolita Maria (Cremona 1445-Naples Aug 1488); m.14 Sep 1465 Alfonso d’Aragona Duke of Calabria [later King Alfonso II of Naples] (Naples 4 Nov 1448-Messina 18 Dec 1495)

 

3b) Filippo Maria, Count of Corsica and Pavia (Cremona 1445-Milan 1492)

 

4b) Sforza Maria, Duke of Bari 1464 (Pavia 1449-Milan 1479)

 

5b) LUDOVICO MARIA “il Moro”, Duke of Bari 1479-1499, Duke of Milan 1494-1499 and 1500-1501 (Vigevano 1452-Loches,Turenne 29 Mar 1508); m.18 Sep 1491 Beatrice Pss d’Este of Ferrara (Ferrara 29 Jun 1475-Milano 2 Jan 1475)

 

1c) Ercole MASSIMILIANO, Duke of Milan 1512-1515, Prince of Pavia (Milan 25 Jan 1493-officially dead Paris 1530; very probably he became monk in Saint Germain de Près convent of Paris with the name “Celestino da Olgiate” and died there in 1552)

 

2c) FRANCESCO II MARIA, Duke of Milan 1521-1524, 1525-1526 and 1529-1535 (Vigevano 4 Feb 1495-Milan 1535); m.1534 Christine Pss of Denmark (Copenhagen [or Nysborg?] 1521-Tortona 10 Dec 1590)

 

3c) [illegitimate] Maddalena (Milan 1478-Milan 1520); m.1502 Matteo Cte Litta d’Arese (d.Milano 1513)

 

4c) [illegitimate by Bernardina de’Corradis] Bianca (Lodi 1482-Milan 1497); m.1496 Galeazzo di Sanseverino Cte di Cajazzo (d. k.a. Pavia 1525)

 

5c) [illegitimate] Leone, Abbot of San Vittore of Piacenza 1495 (Vigevano 1482-Piacenza 1501)

 

6c) [illegitimate by Cecilia Gallerani] Cesare, Abbot of San Nazaro Maggiore of Milan 1498 and Canon of Milan 1503 (Milan 1491-1512)

 

7c) [illegitimate by Lucrezia Crivelli] Giampaolo, Marchese di Caravaggio e Conte di Galliate 1532 (Milan 1497-Bergamo 1535); m.1520 Violante Bentivoglio, naturl daughter of Annibale II Lord of Bologna (d. 1550 ca.).Their issue died out with Marchese Francesco II in 1697.

 

6b) Elisabetta Maria (Milan 1453-Casale 1472); m.18 Jul 1469 Guglielmo VIII Paleòlogo Margrave of Monferrato (Casale 1416-Casale 1483)

 

7b) Ascanio Maria, Cardinal 1484, Bishop of  Pavia, Cremona, Pesaro and Novara (Milan 1455-Rome by plague 1505)

 

8b) Ottaviano Maria, Count of Lugano (Milan 1458-drowned nr Rivolta d’Adda 1477)

 

9b) [illegitimate] Isolea or Isotta (Acquapendente ca 1425-Tolentino 1485/7); m.1st 1440 Andrea Matteo II d’Acquaviva Duca di Atri (d.Atri 1443);m.2nd 1446 Giovanni Mauruzi da Tolentino Cte di Stacciola (d.ca 1465)

 

10b) [illegitimate] Polissena (Fermo 1426/7-throttled on her husband’s order Rimini  Jun 1449); m.23 Sep 1443 Sigismondo Pandolfo Malatesta Lord of Rimini (Brescia 19 Jun 1417-Rimini 9 Oct 1468)

 

11b) [illegitimate] Tristano (Genoa 1429-Milan 1477); m.1457 Beatrice d’Este illegitimate daughter of Niccolò III Lord of Ferrara (Ferrara ca 1427-Milan 25 Nov 1497)

 

12b) [illegitimate] Sforza Secondo, Lord 1451 and Count of Borgonovo 1468,Gov. of Piacenza 1483 (1435-Piacenza 1491); m.1451 Antonia Cssa Dal Verme (d.1500)

 

 

1c) Francesco I, Count of Borgonovo 1491 (Borgonovo 1454-Borgonovo 1492). His descendants died out with Count Alessandro III in 1679.

 

2c) Iacopetto, Lord of Castel San Giovanni 1491 (Borgonovo 1457-Borgo San Donnino 1503). His descendants, still extant, received the title of Count Castel San Giovanni in 1510.

 

 

13b) [illegitimate] Drusiana (Falconara 1436-Sulmona 1474); m.1st 1445 Giano I Fregoso Doge of Genoa (Genoa ca 1405-Genoa 10 Dec 1447); m.2nd 12 Aug 1464 Jacopo Piccinino Pr di Sulmona (Perugia 1423-k.a. Naples 14 Jul 1465)

 

14b) [illegitimate] Polidoro (Ancona 1445-Milan 1475)

 

15b) [illegitimate] Fiordelisa (Cremona 1447-Milan 1522); m.1462 Guidaccio Manfredi of the Lords of Imola and Faenza (d.1480)

 

16b) [illegitimate] Bianca Francesca, Abbess of Santa Monica in Cremona 1469 (Lodi 1448-Cremona 1516)

 

17b) [illegitimate] Griselda (Milan 1452-Milan 1501)

 

18b) [illegitimate] Beatrice (Milan 1455-Pavia 1493)

 

19b) [illegitimate] Bona Francesca (Milan 1456-Milan 1498)

 

20b) [illegitimate] Giovanni Maria, Archbishop of Genoa 1498 (Milan 1461-Pavia 1520)

 

21b) [illegitimate] Ottaviana (Milan 1461-Florence 1513)

 

22b) [illegitimate] Giulio, Abbot of Santa Maria della Scala in Milan 1487 (Milan 1463-Milan 1495)

 

7a) [illegitimate by Lucia Terzani da Marsciano] Elisa (San Miniato 1402-Cajazzo 1476); m.1417 Leonello di Sanseverino Conte di Cajazzo (d.1420)

 

8a) [illegitimate by Lucia Terzani da Marsciano] Alberico (1403-Aversa 1423)

 

9a) [illegitimate by Lucia Terzani da Marsciano] Antonia (Pisa 1405-Milan 1471); m.1st 1420 Ardizzone da Carrara Signore di Feltre (d.1426); m.2nd 1427 Manfredo da Barbiano dei Conti di Cunio e Barbiano (d.1451)

 

10a) [illegitimate by Lucia Terzani da Marsciano] Leone (1407-Milan 1440); m.1435 Marsobilia Trinci dei Signori di Foligno (d.ca 1470)

 

11a) [illegitimate by Lucia Terzani da Marsciano] Giovanni (Cotignola 1408-Milan 1451)

 

12a) [illegitimate by Lucia Terzani da Marsciano] Alessandro, Lord of Pesaro 1445 (Cotignola 1408-Fossa, Ferrara 1473); m.1st 1444 Costanza da Varano, daughter of  Rodolfo III Lord of Camerino (Camerino 1420-Pesaro 1447); m.2nd 1448 (anull.1457) Sveva Css of Montefeltro (Urbino 1432-Pesaro 1478)

 

1b) Costanzo I, Lord of Pesaro (Pesaro 1446-Pesaro 19 Jul 1483);m. 1470 Camilla Marzani dei Duchi di Sessa (d.Germany ca 1490)

 

1c) [illegitimate by Flora Boni] Giovanni, Lord of Pesaro 1483-1500 and 1503-1510, Count of Cotignola 1481 (Pesaro 1466-Pesaro 1510); m.1st 1483 Maddalena Gonzaga, daughter of Federico I Marquess of Mantova (Mantova 1467-Pesaro 1490); m.2nd 1493 (anull.1497) Lucrezia Borgia, daughter of Pope Alexander VI (Rome 18 Apr 1481-Ferrara 24 Jun 1519); m.3rd Ginevra Cssa Tiepolo (d. Pesaro 1512)

 

1d) Giuseppe Maria Costanzo II , Lord of Pesaro, Count of Cotignola (Pesaro 1502-Pesaro 1512)

 

2d) [illegitimate] Isabella (Pesaro 1503-Florence 1561); m.1420 Cipriano del Nero Barone di Porcigliano (d. Florence 1555)

 

2c) [illegitimate] Galeazzo, Lord of Pesaro 1512-1513 (Pesaro 1470-Cremona 1519); m.1508 Ginevra Bentivoglio, illegitimate daughter of Annibale II Lord of Bologna (Bologna 1492-Milan 1520)

 

2b) Battista (Pesaro 1447-Urbino 1472); m.1460 Federico II di Montefeltro Duke of Urbino and Gubbio (Gubbio 1422-Urbino 1482)

 

3b) [illegitimate] Ginevra (Ancona 1440-Bologna 1507); m.1st 1454 Sante Bentivoglio Lord of Bologna (Bologna 1426-Bologna 1463); m.2nd 1464 Giovanni II Bentivoglio Lord of Bologna (Bologna 1443-Milan 1508)

 

4b) [illegitimate] Antonia (ca 1445-Brescia 1500); m.1460 Ottavio Cte Martinengo delle Palle (d.ca 1485)

 

13a) [illegitimate by Lucia Terzani da Marsciano] Orsola,  Clarisse nun (Cotignola 1411-Milan ca 1460)

 

14a) [illegitimate by Tamira di Cagli] Mansueto,Abbot of San Lorenzo of Cremona 1425 (ca 1400-1467)

 

15a) [illegitimate by Tamira di Cagli] Onestina, Benedictine nun (Casalecchio 1402-Bologna 1422)