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Beatrice d'Este

Ferrarese ducchess and woman born in Milan (1497) and died in Milan (1497), aged 0

1491

Leonardo da Vinci assists in the preparations for the tournament held in honour of Ludovico Sforza's marriage to Beatrice d'Este. For this he devised an invasion by a company of dancing and singing Scythians or Tartars, costumed as savages and led by a rider mounted on a big horse and wearing a cloak covered with golden scales and painted with peacock's eyes. ('Leonardo da Vinci', p. 61)

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1492

January

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Ludovico Sforza and Beatrice d'Este marry.

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Ludovico Sforza (1452-1508), aged 40: duke

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