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Francesco's wedding—Her friendship with Isabella

d'Este—Excursion to the I .ago di Garda—Visits to

Ferrara ....... 37-53

CHAPTER IV

1490—1493

Marriage of Beatrice d'Este to Lodovico Sforza—Isabella's

preparations for the wedding—Journey to Pavia and

Milan—Marriage of Alfonso d'Este to Anna Sforza—

F6tes at Ferrara — Correspondence of Isabella with

Lodovico and Beatrice Sforza — Isabella administers

affairs of State—Galeotto's dyke—Visits to Ferrara,

Milan, and Genoa—The Duchess of Urbino comes to

Mantua—Isabella's affection for Elisabetta , . 54-69

CHAPTER V

1491—1493

Correspondence of Isabella with her family and friends;

with merchants and jewellers—Her intellectual in-

terests — Love of French romances and classical

authors — Greek and Hebrew translations and de-

votional works — Fra Mariano and Savonarola—

Antonio Tebaldeo—Isabella's friendships—Niccolo da

Correggio—Sonnets and eclogues composed for her—

Her love of music—Songs and favourite instruments—

Atalante Migliorotti's lyre—Isabella's camerino in the

Castello—Liombeni decorates her studiolo—Mantegna

returns from Rome — Paints Isabella's portrait—

Giovanni Santi at Mantua .... 70-93

CHAPTER VI

1493—1494

Discovery of the New World—The news reaches Mantua—

Birth of the Moro's son—Isabella's journey to Ferrara

and Venice—Reception by the Doge and Signory—

Her relations with Gentile Bellini—Return to Mantua

Francesco Gonzaga at Venice — Death of Duchess

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Leonora—Birth of Leonora Gonzaga—Departure of

the Duke and Duchess of Urbino—Decorations of

Marmirolo and Gonzaga . . . 94-107

CHAPTER VII

1494—1495

Journey of Isabella to Loreto and Urbino—Letters from

Gubbio and Urbino—Charles9VIII. enters Italy—The

Marquis of Mantua refuses his offers—Visit of Isabella

to Milan—Conquest of Naples by the French—League

against France—Francesco Gonzaga, captain of the

armies of the League—Isabella governs Mantua—

Battle of the Taro—Heroism of Francesco Gonzaga—

Rejoicings at Venice and Mantua—The Jew Daniele

Norsa and Mantegna's Madonna della Vittoria . 108-127

CHAPTER VIII

1496—1497

Campaign of Naples—Ferrante recovers his kingdom—

Francesco Gonzaga commands the Venetian army—

Isabella governs Mantua—Her correspondence and

friendship with Lorenzo da Pavia—Birth of her second

daughter—Illness of the Marquis—His return to

Mantua, and visit to Venice—Death of Ferrante of

Naples, of Gilbert de Montpensier, and Beatrice

d'Este—Francesco Gonzaga deprived of the office of

captain-general of the Venetian armies—Death of

Anna Sforza ..... 128-144

CHAPTER IX

1498—1499

Intrigues of Francesco Gonzaga with Venice and Milan—

Isabella seeks to Reconcile him with Lodovico Sforza—

The Marquis goes to Milan and is appointed captain-

general of the League—Visit of the Duke of Milan

to Mantua—Correspondence of Isabella with Lodovico

—Conquest of Milan by the French and flight of the

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Duke—Louis XII. enters Milan—Isabella pays court

to the French—Receives the Milanese exiles—The

Moro's return and his final surrender at Novara 145-156

CHAPTER X

1497—1500

Isabella's literary and artistic interests—Foundation of the

Studio of the Grotta in the Corte Vecchia—Mantcgna's

paintings for the Grotta—Cristoforo Romano comes to

Mantua—Works for the studio—His medal of Isabella

—Correspondence with Niccolo da Correggio—Leon-

ardo da Vinci visits Mantua—Draws Isabella's portrait

—Shows it to Lorenzo da Pavia at Venice—Isabella

intends to raise a monument to Virgil—Her letter to

Jacopo d'Atri ..... 157-176

CHAPTER XI

1500—1502

Birth of Isabella's son Federico—Caesar Borgia his god-

father—Relations of the Gonzagas with him—Elisabetta

of Urbino goes to Rome — Letters of Sigismondo

Cantelmo—Comedies at Ferrara and Mantua—Treaty

of Granada and partition of Naples—Caesar Borgia con-

quers Romagna—Abdication and exile of Federico,

King of Naples — Betrothal of Alfonso d'Este to

Lucrezia Borgia — Preparations for the marriage in

Rome — // Prete's letters to Isabella — Wedding of

Lucrezia and her journey to Ferrara . . 177-197

CHAPTER XII

1502

Isabella presides at Lucrezia Borgia's marriage festivities-

Reception of the bride at Ferrara—Isabella's letters

to her husband — Comedies, balls, and f£tes — The

ambassadors' gifts—Isabella entertains the French

ambassador—Her interview with the Venetian envoys

—Return to Mantua—Lucrezia Borgia's life at Ferrara

—Her relations with Isabella and the Marquis. 198-216

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