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Ludovico il Moro:after 5 centuries the body was found in France?

Portrait of Ludovico, Duke of Milan

They could be from Ludovico il Moro the remains found in the collegiate church of Sant’Orso in Loches, in France central.

The former lord of Milan he died in this town in 1508 as a prisoner of King Louis XII.

During the restoration work carried out in the building, four ancient burials were found , one of which seems to correspond to what is written in a source that wants the Duke buried right here.

Only the DNA examination will be able to definitively clarify the matter.

If the outcome is positive, the remains could return to Italy, also to respect the will of the Moor.

Ludovico in fact, after the death of his wife Beatrice D’Este at the age of 21, he had a beautiful family tomb built in the Certosa di Pavia, his birthplace.

Today the girl rests in Santa Maria delle Grazie in Milan, but her husband's intentions were to translate her there, where one day she would have liked to join her himself.

But why did Ludovico il Moro die in France?

Basically because of his wrong alliances.

In 1499 the ambitious politician lost the Duchy to the French and tried to reconquer it with the help of the Swiss.

The latter abandoned him and he was taken prisoner by Louis XII.

He died on May 27th 1508.

See also https://www.pilloledistoria.it/12097/storia-moderna/dama-con-lermellino-segreto.