Monday, 25 June 2018

187) Caterina Sforza

Caterina Sforza (1463 – 1509). Italian noblewoman and Countess of Forlì and Lady of Imola firstly with her husband Girolamo Riario, and after his death as a regent of her son Ottaviano. Her son was Ludovico de' Medici and her third husband Giovanni il Popolano. Mother of Bianca Riario.
According to Rainessance historian Maike Vogt-Lüerssen, Caterina Sforza was the sitter for many important paintings of her period.
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