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[sfawrt-suh; Italian sfawr-tsah]
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  1. Count Car·lo [kahr-law] /ˈkɑr lɔ/, 1873–1952, Italian statesman: anti-Fascist leader.
  2. Fran·ces·co [frahn-ches-kaw] /frɑnˈtʃɛs kɔ/, 1401–66, Italian condottiere and duke of Milan 1450–66.
  3. his fatherGia·co·muz·zo [jah-kaw-moo-tsaw] /ˌdʒɑ kɔˈmu tsɔ/or Mu·zio [moo-tsyaw] /ˈmu tsyɔ/, 1369–1424, Italian condottiere.
  4. Lo·do·vi·co [law-daw-vee-kaw] /ˌlɔ dɔˈvi kɔ/, the Moor, 1451–1508, duke of Milan 1494–1500 (son of Francesco Sforza).
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Examples from the Web for sforza

Historical Examples

  • An eventful year in the history of the families of Sforza and Borgia was that year of grace 1497.

    The Shame of Motley

    Raphael Sabatini

  • The children of the House of Sforza were trained to this exercise.

  • Compare the line of conduct adopted with regard to Sforza, fol.

  • Her consort, Sforza, was now a great man in Rome, and intimate with all the Borgias.

    Lucretia Borgia

    Ferdinand Gregorovius

  • It had reached a considerable development in the time of the Sforza.

    Lucretia Borgia

    Ferdinand Gregorovius

British Dictionary definitions for sforza


  1. Count Carlo (ˈkarlo). 1873–1952, Italian statesman; leader of the anti-Fascist opposition
  2. Francesco (franˈtʃesko). 1401–66, duke of Milan (1450–66)
  3. his father Giacomuzzo (dʒakoˈmuttso) or Muzio (ˈmuttsjo), original name Attendolo. 1369–1424, Italian condottiere and founder of the dynasty that ruled Milan (1450–1535)
  4. Lodovico (lodoˈviːko), called the Moor. 1451– 1508, duke of Milan (1494–1500), but effective ruler from 1480; patron of Leonardo da Vinci
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