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Column of Santo Stefano – The murder of Galeazzo Maria Sforza

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If you look at the Basilica of St. Stefano Maggiore you will see and isolated old column on the parvis. It was one of the columns that supported the arcade where duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza was murdered on December 26th, 1476. The reasons? He was despised by the nobles because of his bad temper and arrogance. Some of them together with political rivals, probably even supported by King of France Louis XI Valois, organised his assassination. Giovanni Andrea Lampugnani, Girolamo Olgiati e Carlo Visconti killed Galeazzo Maria Sforza with a knife when he was 33 years old at the parvis of this church.

Column of Santo Stefano – The murder of Galeazzo Maria Sforza

Piazza Santo Stefano, 6, 20122 Milano MI, Italy

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