[ sfawrt-suh; Italian sfawr-tsah ]
/ ˈsfɔrt sə; Italian ˈsfɔr tsɑ /
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Count Car·lo [kahr-law], /ˈkɑr lɔ/, 1873–1952, Italian statesman: anti-Fascist leader.
Fran·ces·co [frahn-ches-kaw], /frɑnˈtʃɛs kɔ/, 1401–66, Italian condottiere and duke of Milan 1450–66.
his father, Gia·co·muz·zo [jah-kaw-moo-tsaw] /ˌdʒɑ kɔˈmu tsɔ/ or Mu·zio [moo-tsyaw], /ˈmu tsyɔ/, 1369–1424, Italian condottiere.
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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How to use Sforza in a sentence
The count, dreading the power of Sforza, caused him to be cast into prison, with many of his relations.
Most of the great Sforza's immediate descendants were more or less distinguished for military talents.
And at Fiesole, for the same Signor Sforza, he made many ornaments in his garden and around certain fountains.Lives of the most Eminent Painters Sculptors and Architects|Giorgio Vasari
It was rebuilt by Francesco Sforza, for the ornament (he said) of the city and its safety against enemies.Italian Highways and Byways from a Motor Car|Francis Miltoun
Clement obtained Sforza's pardon, who appeared before the Emperor sick and leaning on a staff.History of the Great Reformation, Volume IV|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
British Dictionary definitions for Sforza
/ (Italian ˈsfɔrtsa) /
Count Carlo (ˈkarlo). 1873–1952, Italian statesman; leader of the anti-Fascist opposition
Francesco (franˈtʃesko). 1401–66, duke of Milan (1450–66)
his father Giacomuzzo (dʒakoˈmuttso) or Muzio (ˈmuttsjo), original name Attendolo. 1369–1424, Italian condottiere and founder of the dynasty that ruled Milan (1450–1535)
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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