2nd March, 2012


One of the most famous (or infamous) Renaissance women, Caterina  Sforza came to this world in 1462 as the illegitimate daughter of  Galeazzo Maria Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and Lucrezia Landriano, the  wife of his courtier.
She grew up to be a legendary beauty and was celebrated for her  courage. Together with her first husband, Girolamo Riario, she led the  troops in storming one of Rome’s greatest citadels, the Castel  Sant’Angelo, in a bid to install their candidate as the Pope when Sixtus  IV died in 1484. 
In all, she married three times, had 11 children and carried  affairs with a number of lovers. In 1499, she was brought down to Rome  as prisoner of war when her city, Forli, was seized by Cesare Borgia.  She retired to Florence, where she died in 1509, at the age of 46.
INTERESTING STORY: When her children were captured during an enemy raid, after she reneged on a deal with hostages, “threatening her by saying they would execute the children one by one if  she didn’t come back down… she flipped them the bird, hiked up her  skirt, grabbed her crotch threateningly, and told them that she didn’t  care what they did to her kids because she “bears the instrument to make  more”.”

One of the most famous (or infamous) Renaissance women, Caterina Sforza came to this world in 1462 as the illegitimate daughter of Galeazzo Maria Sforza, the Duke of Milan, and Lucrezia Landriano, the wife of his courtier.

She grew up to be a legendary beauty and was celebrated for her courage. Together with her first husband, Girolamo Riario, she led the troops in storming one of Rome’s greatest citadels, the Castel Sant’Angelo, in a bid to install their candidate as the Pope when Sixtus IV died in 1484.

In all, she married three times, had 11 children and carried affairs with a number of lovers. In 1499, she was brought down to Rome as prisoner of war when her city, Forli, was seized by Cesare Borgia. She retired to Florence, where she died in 1509, at the age of 46.

INTERESTING STORY: When her children were captured during an enemy raid, after she reneged on a deal with hostages, “threatening her by saying they would execute the children one by one if she didn’t come back down… she flipped them the bird, hiked up her skirt, grabbed her crotch threateningly, and told them that she didn’t care what they did to her kids because she “bears the instrument to make more”.”

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    I HAVE THE INSTRUMENT TO MAKE MORE FUCKING BABIES
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    ((STRONG ITALIAN WOMEN 4EVER.))
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