Person:Bona Sforza (1)

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Bona Sforza
b.13 Feb 1495
d.7 Nov 1558
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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 (2 February 1494 – 19 November 1557) was a member of the powerful House of Sforza, which ruled the Duchy of Milan since 1447. In 1518, she became the second wife of Sigismund I the Old, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania. Their marriage lasted 30 years until Sigismund's death in 1548. Ambitious and energetic, Bona became heavily involved in the political life of Poland–Lithuania. To increase state revenue, she implemented various economic and agricultural reforms, including the far-reaching Wallach Reform in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Her reforms made her the richest landowner in the Grand Duchy. In foreign policy, she opposed the Habsburgs and sought to secure her youngest daughter Isabella Jagiellon in the Kingdom of Hungary.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Bona Sforza, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.