Isabella and Beatrice d'Este
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Ercole I d'Este (26 October 1431 – 15 June 1505) was Duke of Ferrara from 1471 until 1505. He was a member of the House of Este. He was nicknamed North Wind and the Diamond. He was educated at the Neapolitan court of Alfonso, king of Aragon and Naples, from 1445 to 1460; there he studied military arts, chivalry, and acquired the appreciation for architecture all'antica and the fine arts, which would result in his becoming one of the most significant art patrons of the Renaissance.
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Medal - Isabella d'Este (1474-1539) Isabella d’Este married into the wealthy Gonzaga dynasty, and was also an important patron and collector in her own right. She probably commissioned this medal in 1495, when Romano was sculptor and musician to her sister Beatrice, Duchess of Milan.