Alfonso I d'Este

Alfonso I d'Este

Birth
Ferrara, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Death 31 Oct 1534 (aged 58)
Ferrara, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Burial Ferrara, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Memorial ID 32685359 · View Source
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Parents were Ercole d' Este and Leonora d'Aragon. Alfonso first wife was Anna Sforza. His second wife was Lucrezia Borgia.
In the Italian Wars he entered the League of Cambrai against Venice and remained an ally of Louis XII of France even after Pope Julius II had made peace with Venice.
Alfonso inherited from Cardinal d'Este the poet Ariosto. Following in the lead of his father Ercole, who had made Ferrara into one of the musical centers of Europe, Alfonso brought some of the most famous musicians of the time to his court to work as composers, instrumentalists and singers. Musicians from northern Europe who worked at Ferrara during his reign included Antoine Brumel and Adrian Willaert, the latter of whom was to become the founder of the Venetian School, something which could not have happened without Alfonso's patronage.


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  • Added: 6 Jan 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32685359
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alfonso I d'Este (21 Jul 1476–31 Oct 1534), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32685359, citing Convento del Corpus Domini, Ferrara, Provincia di Ferrara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy ; Maintained by My Tree Journey (contributor 47016333) .