Talk:Francesco I Sforza

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he was a apple —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:32, 4 September 2007 (UTC)

I jut read a new book about a PhD that as a decedent of this complex intermingling indicates another possibility of the generational squabble that resulted in the Sforza attack. He has several pictures of prominent figures and in one image the individual who is sitting in profile holding a large book open propped on a shelf that to me seems to be the point of the picture, not as the author describes, the book itself. The shelf is an adaptation of the Tao symbol of two teardrops adapted to reflect its propagation by the Catholic church; instead of two teardrops there is 3, one for each of the Trinity. The gentleman's son is aglow under this shelf support. It is an obvious reference to information, secret important information, that was held by the church and its Popes. Another picture uses in the background a wooden decor that consists of a screen using wooden circles of with the Tao symbol of two intermingles tears unchanged. I infer that Cosimo's return from exile was connected to the visit from the Chinese world exploration fleet under Zweng He. Additional support for this is that one page of this book describes meeting in Cosimo's castle where rare animals, live and stuffed, were displayed. That this visit resulted in information given to the Medici at Florence was 'confiscated' when Zweng He failed to return. After years, this information was diffused outward and was seen as what it clearly was not, an European idea. More clearly, had Zweng He returned, this wondrous information would have been the basis of trade. How much must have been know to disseminate so much freely.

When he failed to return the church gained the power to claim supremacy but the knowledge came from China, where, as the Emperor told the powers who centuries later wanted to open trade routes; "We know all things, we have no need of your wares." Gavin Mendez's 1421 and the subsequent book 1434 are important in reconstructing our history. What if without this special knowledge Europe's city states had led to one winner--a united Europe. This leads to all sorts of speculation as to what the world would look like uncolonized. (talk) 18:02, 20 July 2009 (UTC)

No mention of Ludovico?[edit]

I believe that Ludovico I Milan (il Moro) should be mentioned in the lead paragraph. Francesco is famous for being the father of this son (and hence the word "dynasty" in his bio - otherwise there's no dynasty). Francesco's greatest fame is being the father of the man who hired Leonardo da Vinci to paint the Last Supper (among other things). The link to Ludovico should be there. It's a shame that Galleazzo Maria was assassinated, but he shouldn't be the only son mentioned). (talk) 06:04, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Francesco, Galeazzo Maria, and Gian Galeazzo wouldn't constitute a dynasty on their own? Lodovico and Galeazzo Maria are both mentioned later in the article, so I'm not sure what the concern is. john k (talk) 06:45, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

Actually, in Italian history, Francesco is by far the most famous Sforza. He was well known as a feared mercenary before becoming Duke of Milan, and was far more successful as a ruler than his sons. 21:42, 06 June 2013 (UTC)

Use of blogs[edit]

{{cite web|url=|title=Le lettere false di Francesco Sforza e la resurrezione del ragno universale|accessdate=27 february 2012}}

There has been repeated additions of this url by a user (IP address only). The user has been directed to the resources Wikipedia:External links and Wikipedia:Citing sources as to how we manage links, and the required level of authority required for a citation. The link is to a personal blog site, and is both non-authoritative and non-referenced. Trying to explain to a variable IP address that the referred page is not authoritative, and the sources that were used in that compilation make the basis of the research and could be used to build this encyclopaedic article. The purpose of Wikipedia is to have a quality evidence-based product, and not to be diminished by linking to some non-authoritative blog site.

This link has also been added to similar articles at Italian Wikipedia, which gives indications of a level of ownership to the blog itself, which talks about a vested interest in linking to the site. — billinghurst sDrewth 11:22, 28 February 2012 (UTC)