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Giovanni Paolo I Sforza (1497-1535)

"Giovanni Paolo I Sforza (March 1497 – December 1535) was an Italian condottiero, the first in the Sforza family line of the Marquesses of Caravaggio.

He was a legitimized son of Ludovico il Moro, duke of Milan, and Lucrezia Crivelli. In 1513, when his half-brother Massimiliano shortly restored the family seignory in Milan, he took part in the defence of Novara against the French. When his other half-brother Francesco II made a similar attempt (1525), Giovanni Paolo was besieged in the Castello Sforzesco by the Spaniards under Antonio de Leyva; three years later he was again besieged by them in Lodi, this time with victorious results." - ( 17.11.2019)

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son of Ludovico Sforza (1452-1508) [father of], Lucrezia Crivelli (1452-1508) [mother of]
was born Milan
died Naples 13.12.1535
Husband of Violante Bentivoglio (1505-1550)

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Naples14.2500000000000000040.83333206176758000Place of deathdb_images_gestaltung/generalsvg/place-biog.svg0.07522

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