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The Sforza — Lucrezia Crivelli, the second wife of Lodovico il Moro Sforza (clandestine marriage)

Lucrezia Crivelli
Lucrezia Crivelli, c. 1496

This portrait of her was made by Leonardo da Vinci.

c. 1480

after 1501, probably in the 20s of the 16th century


probably Biagino Crivelli, Captain of the crossbowmen of Lodovico Maria il Moro Sforza




Lodovico Maria il Moro Sforza (or Ludovico Maria il Moro Sforza) (1451-1508), Duke of Bari 1479-1494, Duke of Milan 1494-1499/1500; clandestine marriage in 1497 or 1498

  1. her daughter Bona, born in 1496, deceased c. 1555; Bona married Giovan Pietro Carminati Bergamini († after 1536), third Count of San Giovanni in Croce, who was a son of Cecilia Gallerani († after 1535) and Lodovico Bergamini, second Count of San Giovanni in Croce – no children
  2. her son Gian Paolo (1497-1535); in 1532 Gian Paolo was promoted by his half-brother, the Milanese Duke Francesco II. Maria Sforza († 1535), to become Margrave of Caravaggio and Count of Galliate; since 1520 he was married to Violanta Bentivoglio († c. 1550), a daughter of Alessandro Bentivoglio and Ippolita Sforza – they had a daughter Lodovica and a son Muzio I. († 1552); the decendants of the latter died out in 1697 with the death of Margrave Francesco III.
  3. her daughter Isabella, born in 1500; she married Francesco Carminati Bergamini († after 1519), the second son of Cecilia Gallerani and Lodovico Carminati Bergamini

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