Maximilian Sforza
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Maximilian Sforza
Massimiliano Sforza, c.1496–1499

Maximilian Sforza (Italian: Massimiliano Sforza, 25 January 1493 – 4 June 1530) was a Duke of Milan from the Sforza family, the son of Ludovico Sforza. He ruled 1512–1515,[1] between the occupations of Louis XII of France (1500-1512), and Francis I of France in 1515. After the French victory at the Battle of Marignano, Maximilian was imprisoned by the returning French troops.[2]

When Maximilian was three his father tried to arrange a marriage between him and Mary Tudor, the younger daughter of King Henry VII of England.[3] However, Henry VII rejected the proposal citing Mary's young age as the issue.[3]


See also


  1. ^ Alexander 1978, p. 97.
  2. ^ Jansen 2002, p. 271.
  3. ^ a b Sadlack 2011, p. 27.


  • Alexander, J. J. G. (1978). Italian Renaissance Illuminations. Chatto & Windus.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Jansen, Sharon L. (2002). The Monstrous Regiment of Women: Female Rulers in Early Modern Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Sadlack, Erin A. (2011). The French Queen's Letters: Mary Tudor Brandon and the Politics of Marriage in Sixteenth-Century Europe. Palgrave Macmillan.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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