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- 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
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Family of Milanese political leaders, including Francesco (1401-1466), a captain of mercenaries who declared himself duke of Milan (1450). His son Ludovico (1451?-1508) was duke of Milan (1481-1499) and a patron of Leonardo da Vinci.