Cecilia Gallerani

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Cecilia Gallerani (1473-1536), one of Ludovico Sforza’s mistresses, believed to be the subject of Leonardo’s painting Lady with an Ermine. In 1491, the year in which Ludovico married Beatrice d’ Este, Cecilia gave birth to Ludovico’s child Cesare, who later became canon of Milan.

 

 

 

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