a member of the Sforza family and
son of Francesco Sforza, was a cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church
and also a patron of the arts. He lived from 1455 to1505. He secured
the election of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI) as pope. The
Family Sforza is an Italian family that ruled the duchy of Milan
from 1450 to 1535. The used this military position to become rulers
in Milan. The family governed by force, tricks and power politics.
Under their rule the city–state flourished and expanded.