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06 November 2011

SFORZA FAMILY CREST

Francesco I Sforza (1401-1466) was the founder of the Sforza dinasty in Milan.Sforza was the first european duke to follow a foregin policy based on the concept of the "balance of the power" and the 1st italian native to conduct extensive diplomacy outside his country.Sforza modernised the city of Milan very hard.He create a very modern taxation system that generated enormous revenues for him,the city and the citizen,his court became the center of the Renaissance,arts and culture.People of Milan love him,he founded the Ospedale Maggiore now Milan University.In the pics you can see a details of his personal crest along the Castello Sforzesco wall,the dragon and the eagles are clearly visible with his firsts letters name.

10 comments:

Luis Gomez said...

This is very pretty. Thanks for the links.

Leif Hagen said...

That's quite a history! I wonder what if would be like to be a duke or baron in today's world?

Cloudia said...

Very concise post about an important person/family. very enjoyable. and I've never seen their crest before. Thank you for casting light on this interesting artifact.
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Dianne said...

Obviously a very influential man who added much to your city's culture.

Quay Po Cooks said...

That's a beautiful crest and good to know the history behind it.

stellawantstodie said...

great to know the history !! :)
Thanx so much for your comment! :D

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

gorgeous photo! always a pleasure looking at your photos!

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Fotokarusellen said...

A great post and a very beautiful picture. Love the composition. Well done.

Ken Mac said...

looks wonderfully ancient

Roberto Machado Alves said...

A great post. It is important to know about different cultures. I liked it.

Roberto, Rio de Janeiro