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  • The office of Podestà lasted only six months, and at the expiration of this term Lodovico returned to Florence.

    The Life of Michelangelo Buonarroti

  • King Ferrante still hesitated to declare war against Milan, and, while he raised forces and made preparations for the defence of his dominions, was far more concerned to detach Lodovico from the French alliance than to interfere in the domestic affairs of Milan on behalf of his granddaughter and her husband.

    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497

  • In a word Lodovico, in spite of his boasted prudence, wrought the ruin of Italy and himself by his tortuous policy, and contributed by his private crimes and dissolute style of living no little to the general depravity of his country. [

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7) The Age of the Despots

  • The pair were still talking murder when Desdemona appeared with a relative of Desdemona's father, called Lodovico, who bore a letter for Othello from the Duke of Venice.

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  • But once more wars and rumours of war came to disturb the Milanese, and to call Lodovico away from these public works and improvements in which he took delight.

    Beatrice d'Este, Duchess of Milan, 1475-1497

  • Many most beautiful works by his hand are to be seen, and he taught the art to a son of his own, called Lodovico, who lived for a long time in Rome with Cardinal Giovanni de 'Salviati.

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  • The National Gallery exhibition, which runs from Nov. 9 until Feb. 5, 2012, concentrates on paintings Leonardo produced for Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan.

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  • The National Gallery exhibit, which closes Feb. 5, features more than 60 drawings and paintings the artist created as a court painter to Duke Lodovico Sforza in Milan in the 1480s and 1490s.

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  • Focusing on work he produced in the court of Milan in the 1480s and 90s, it includes his compelling paintings of Duke Lodovico Sforza's beautiful teenage mistresses and his portrait of an unknown young musician.

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  • He was born Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (which explains why we only know him by his first name) in the town of Arezzo in Tuscany.

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