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Anna Maria Sforza
Anna Maria Sforza, cousin and sister-in-law of Isabella of Aragon, depicted with an important symbol (or device) of the Este: the unicorn

Since Niccol├▓ III. d'Este (1383-1441) and his son and successor Borso d'Este (1413-1471), the Este used four important specific symbols (or devices) to identify themselves in their books of hours and sometimes also on their portraits, altarpieces and frescoes: the single diamant ring in combination with a single marguerite (or dog daisy); the unicorn; the black eagle; the French fleur-de-lis. (see: Julia Cartwright: Beatrice d'Este – Duchess of Milan (1475-1497): A study of the Renaissance, London 1903, p. 32)


Born:
19. July 1476

Deceased:
30. November 1497 as a result of a still-birth

Father:

Galeazzo Maria Sforza (1444-1476, assassinated), Duke of Milan


Mother:

Bona of Savoy (1449-1503), sister-in-law of the French King Louis XI. († 1483)


Spouse:

Alfonso I. d'Este (1476-1534), son of Duke Ercole I. of Ferrara, Reggio and Modena († 1505); marriage on 22. January 1491


Children:

none


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Reading Suggestions:

Dritter Band der Sforza Serie
Buch Cover: Die Sforza III - Isabella von Aragon

Die Sforza III: Isabella von Aragon und ihr Hofmaler Leonardo da Vinci

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