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Galeazzo Maria Sforza

General Description
Birthdate: January 24, 1444
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Occupation: Duke
Mother: Bianca Maria Visconti
Father: Francesco Sforza
Spouse(s): Bona of Savoy
Children: Gian Galeazzo Sforza
Hermes Maria Sforza
Bianca Maria Sforza
Anna Sforza
Caterina Sforza
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Portrayed by: Hugh Bonneville
First Appearance: The Hanged Man
Latest Appearance: The Hanged Man

Galeazzo Maria Sforza, Duke of Milan, is a powerful nobleman in Italy.

On the morning of Palm Sunday, he wakes up with "a beastly hangover" and his "bowels in a tumble" having spent the night with a boy, both of whom are nude.

He sends the boy out with a spank on the bottom.  Upon hearing the church's bells, he learns from his servant what day it is and that his wife and children are waiting for him at the church.  He asks for some cottled eggs.

He dresses and heads to the church.  Everyone rises to greet him, but he tells them to be at ease.  When Visconti walks up in front of him, he is upset, saying "This is my moment."  At which, his throat is torn out.

Later the Medicis learn of his assassination and suspect the Vatican, Lorenzo remarking the timing is "too perfect."  The duke's reputation is mentioned, saying he was "a pig of epic appetite" who people say even "deflowered his niece."  Nevertheless, his death they know upsets the balance of power in Italy.


  • He is depicted to be in his late 40s (while Sforza was actually 32 when he was killed).
  • His assassination erroneously takes place on Palm Sunday of 1477, which, on that year, fell on 30 March, about three months after his real-life death on 26 December 1476.

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