- Sforza, Count Carlo 1873-1952; It. statesman & anti-Fascist leader
- Sforza, Francesco 1401-66; It. condottiere & duke of Milan
- Sforza, Ludovico 1451-1508; duke of Milan & patron of da Vinci: son of Francescoalso Lodovico
Family of Milanese political leaders, including Francesco (1401–1466), a captain of mercenaries who ruled as duke of Milan (1450–1466). His son Ludovico (1452?–1508) was regent (1480–1494) and duke (1494–1499) of Milan and a patron of Leonardo da Vinci.