List of military leaders of the Italian Wars

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Key: Allegiance
  France
  Independent Italian states (Republic of Venice, Papal States, Florence, Duchy of Milan, and others)
  Changed allegiance
  Other

This is a list of military leaders of the Italian Wars.

Portrait Name Allegiance Notes
No image.png Pierre Terrail, Seigneur de Bayard France
No image.png Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba Spain
No image.png Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua Republic of Venice
No image.png Pierre Terrail, Seigneur de Bayard France
No image.png Louis d'Armagnac, Duke of Nemours France Killed at the Battle of Cerignola.
No image.png Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba Spain
No image.png Pedro Navarro, Count of Oliveto Spain (until 1512)
France (after 1515)
Captured by the French at the Battle of Ravenna (1512). Entered the service of Francis I of France in 1515.
Trivulzio.jpg Gian Giacomo Trivulzio France
No image.png Pierre Terrail, Seigneur de Bayard France
Anne de Montmorency.jpg Anne de Montmorency France
Gaston de Foix.jpg Gaston de Foix, Duc de Nemours France Killed at the Battle of Ravenna.
Charles d'Amboise.jpg Charles d'Amboise, Seigneur de Chaumont France
Francis1-1.jpg Francis I of France France
No image.png Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec France
No image.png Robert de la Marck, Seigneur de la Flourance France
Franz von sickingen.jpg Franz von Sickingen Holy Roman Empire
No image.png Ramon de Cardona Spain
Fernando Francesco d'Avalos.jpg Fernando d'Avalos, Marquess of Pescara Spain Taken prisoner at the Battle of Ravenna, but permitted to ransom himself.
No image.png Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk England
No image.png Niccolò di Pitigliano Republic of Venice
No image.png Lucio Malvezzo Republic of Venice
No image.png Fabrizio Colonna Papal States Taken prisoner at the Battle of Ravenna.
RetratoColonna.jpg Prospero Colonna Papal States Taken prisoner shortly before the Battle of Marignano.
Francesco II Gonzaga.jpg Francesco II Gonzaga, Marquess of Mantua Papal States
No image.png Bartolomeo d'Alviano Republic of Venice Taken prisoner at the Battle of Agnadello, but later released.
No image.png Andrea Doria France
No image.png Pierre Terrail, Seigneur de Bayard France Killed at the Battle of the Sesia.
Anne de Montmorency.jpg Anne de Montmorency France Taken prisoner at the Battle of Pavia.
Guillaume Gouffier, Seigneur de Bonnivet.jpg Guillaume Gouffier, Seigneur de Bonnivet France Killed at the Battle of Pavia.
Francis1-1.jpg Francis I of France France Taken prisoner at the Battle of Pavia.
No image.png Richard de la Pole France Killed at the Battle of Pavia.
No image.png Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec France
No image.png Robert de la Marck, Seigneur de la Flourance France
No image.png Charles de Lannoy Spain Spanish viceroy of Naples; overall commander of the Imperial armies after the death of Prospero Colonna in 1523.
No image.png Antonio de Leyva Spain
No image.png Fernando de Avalos, Marchese di Pescara Spain
No image.png Georg Frundsberg Holy Roman Empire
Henry III of Nassau-Breda.jpg Henry III of Nassau-Breda Holy Roman Empire
No image.png Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk England
No image.png Prospero Colonna Papal States Overall commander of the Imperial forces until his death in 1523.
Gbnere pace 1.jpg Giovanni de' Medici Papal States
Spain
France
KarlIIIvonBourbon01 cropped.jpg Charles III, Duke of Bourbon France
Holy Roman Empire[1] (after 1523)
No image.png Odet de Foix, Vicomte de Lautrec France Died during the Siege of Naples.
Gbnere pace 1.jpg Giovanni de' Medici France Killed fighting near Mantua.
Philibert de Chalon.jpg Philibert of Châlon Spain Killed at the Battle of Gavinana.
KarlIIIvonBourbon01 cropped.jpg Charles III, Duke of Bourbon Holy Roman Empire Killed during the Sack of Rome.
No image.png Georg von Frundsberg Holy Roman Empire
No image.png Francesco Ferruccio Florence Killed at the Battle of Gavinana.
No image.png Andrea Doria France (1526–27)
Spain (1528–29)
No image.png Sampieru Corsu France
Clouet F de Lorraine.jpg Francis, Duke of Guise France
No image.png Sampieru Corsu France
Rene van Chalon.jpg René of Châlon Spain
Titian - Marchese del Vasto.jpg Alfonso d'Avalos, Marquess del Vasto Spain
No image.png Charles Brandon, 1st Duke of Suffolk England
Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha.jpg Barbarossa Hayreddin Pasha Ottoman Empire
No image.png Sampieru Corsu France

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bourbon officially pledged his allegiance to Henry VIII of England in 1524, but continued to command Imperial troops until his death.

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