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Isabella (Aragón) Sforza (1470 - 1524)

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Isabella "Duchess of Milan" Sforza formerly Aragón aka de Aragón
Born in Naples - dtr of Alfonso II and Ippolita Sforzamap
Daughter of and [mother unknown]
Wife of — married 1489 in Italy (cousins)map
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
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Name: Isabella /d'Aragona/ Duchess of Milan
Given Name: Isabella
Surname: d'Aragona
Name Suffix: Duchess of Milan
MAR d'Aragona

The suffix Duchess of Milan is non-traditional and may be too long for the WikiTree suffix.


Date: 2 OCT 1470
Place: Naples - dtr of Alfonso II and Ippolita Sforza
Note: {geni:place_name} Naples - dtr of Alfonso II and Ippolita Sforza


Note: {geni:about_me}
Isabella of Aragon, Duchess of Milan
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Isabella di Aragona (October 2, 1470 ? February 11, 1524) was born a princess of Naples, granddaughter of King Ferdinand I of Naples and daughter of King Alphonse II of Naples by his wife, Ippolita Maria Sforza. From 1489 to 1494 she was the Duchess Consort of Milan, and from 1499 to 1524 the Duchess of Bari and Princess of Rossano. After her brother Ferdinand II's death, she was the heir of the Brienne claim to the title King of Jerusalem.
She married her first cousin Gian Galeazzo II Maria Sforza, who at the time was the Duke of Milan. However, his uncle Ludovico Sforza was the de facto ruler.
With Gian Galeazzo II Maria Sforza she had one son and three daughters:
Francesco, who was taken to France by the French King Louis XII. in 1499,
Ippolita Maria,
Bona, who married King Sigismund I of Poland,
Bianca Maria (1495-1496).
Isabella outlived Francesco, who was killed in 1512 by falling from his horse. Of her three children, only Bona survived her.
In the 1970s Robert Payne[1] was the first to suggest that Isabella was the subject of the Mona Lisa, the portrait by Leonardo da Vinci whose subject was traditionally thought to be Lisa Gherardini or Lisa del Giocondo. In 2003 historian Maike Vogt-Lüerssen concurred with Payne and argued that the subject was a member of the House of Sforza because of the pattern on the subject's dark green dress.[2] The 2005 discovery of a note by Agostino Vespucci is commonly used to diminish this theory.[3] However, since Vespucci does not provide any description of the painting, it could refer to any of Leonardo's female portrait paintings of that time.[4]
^ Payne, Robert (1979). Leonardo. London, United Kingdom: Robert Hale Ltd.. pp. 137?149. ISBN 0 7091 7547 7.
^ Vogt-Luerssen, Maike (2003) (in German). Wer ist Mona Lisa?. Norderstedt, Germany: Books on Demand. ISBN 3-8330-0647-1.
^ "Mona Lisa ? Heidelberger Fund klärt Identität (English: Mona Lisa ? Heidelberger find clarifies identity)" (in German). University of Heidelberg. Retrieved 2008-01-15.
^ Delieuvin, Vincent (21 January 2008). "Achtbare Gattin" (in German). Der Spiegel. p. 127. Retrieved 26 January 2009.
[edit]External links
Bust of Isabella di Aragona by Francesco Laurana at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna
Isabella of Aragon on

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  • WikiTree profile D'Aragona-1 created through the import of export-BloodTree.ged on Aug 19, 2011 by Luiz Sergio Heinzelmann. See the Changes page for the details of edits by Luiz Sergio and others.

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