- 1873-1952; It. statesman & anti-Fascist leader
- 1401-66; It. condottiere & duke of Milan
- 1451-1508; duke of Milan & patron of da Vinci: son of Francescoalso Lo·do·vi′co
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.