Bona Sforza, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Bona Sforza

Queen of Poland

Date of Birth: 02-Feb-1494

Place of Birth: Vigevano, Lombardy, Italy

Date of Death: 19-Nov-1557

Profession: aristocrat, art collector

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

Show Famous Birthdays Today, World

đŸ‘‰ Worldwide Celebrity Birthdays Today

About Bona Sforza

  • Bona Sforza d’Aragona (2 February 1494 – 19 November 1557) was Queen of Poland and Grand Duchess of Lithuania.
  • A member of the powerful House of Sforza, which ruled the Duchy of Milan since 1447, she became the second wife of Sigismund I the Old, the King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania in 1518.
  • Their marriage lasted 30 years until Sigismund's death in 1548.
  • Ambitious and energetic, Bona became heavily involved in the political life of Poland–Lithuania.
  • To increase state revenue, she implemented various economic and agricultural reforms, including the far-reaching Wallach Reform in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania.
  • Her reforms made her the richest landowner in the Grand Duchy.
  • In foreign policy, she opposed the Habsburgs and sought to secure her eldest daughter Isabella Jagiellon in the Kingdom of Hungary.

Read more at Wikipedia