Pronunciation: (sfôrt'su; It.sfôr'tsä), [key]
1. Count Car•lo Pronunciation: (kär'lô), [key] 1873–1952, Italian statesman: anti-Fascist leader.
2. Fran•ces•co Pronunciation: (frän-ches'kô), [key] 1401–66, Italian condottiere and duke of Milan 1450–66.
3. his father,Gia•co•muz•zo Pronunciation: (jä"kô-mOO'tsô) [key] or Mu•zioPronunciation: (mOO'tsyô), [key] 1369–1424, Italian condottiere.
4. Lo•do•vi•co Pronunciation: (lô"dô-vē'kô), [key] (“the Moor”), 1451–1508, duke of Milan 1494–1500 (son of Francesco Sforza).
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