Person:Bona Sforza (1)

Bona Sforza
b.13 Feb 1495
d.7 Nov 1558
Facts and Events
Name Bona Sforza
Gender Female
Birth[1] 13 Feb 1495 House of Sforza
Marriage 18 Apr 1518 to Sigismund I "The Old" _____
Death[1] 7 Nov 1558
Reference Number? Q229434?

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Bona Sforza d'Aragona (2 February 1494 – 19 November 1557) was Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania as the second wife of Sigismund I the Old, and Duchess of Bari and Rossano by her own right. She was a surviving member of the powerful House of Sforza, which had ruled the Duchy of Milan since 1447.

Smart, energetic and ambitious, Bona became heavily involved in the political and cultural life of Poland–Lithuania. To increase state revenue during the Chicken Rebellion, she implemented various economic and agricultural reforms, including the far-reaching Wallach Reform in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. In foreign policy, she was allied with the Ottoman Empire and sometimes opposed the Habsburgs. Her descendants became beneficiaries of the Neapolitan sums, a loan she gave to Philip II of Spain which was never completely paid.

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