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Ginevra Sforza (1440 – 16 May 1507) was the wife and counselor of Giovanni II Bentivoglio, lord of Bologna.
Ginevra de'Benci; the subject of the famous 1474 DaVinci painting of the same name. She was a young, aristocratic Florentine lady. Scholars believe the painting may have been commissioned upon her marriage to Luigi di Bernardo Niccolini.
Ginevra is a character in one of the last stories of Giovanni Boccaccio's classical work of Medieval literature, The Decameron. She and her identical twin sister Isotta are about fifteen years old and the daughters of a poor knight who used to have a much higher station. The victorious old King Charles falls in love with them and schemes to marry both of them; then, after a sound talking-to by one of his aides, realizes he's acting like a horny little boy and not the wise old king he's supposed to be. After he comes to his senses, he arranges honorable marriages for both Ginevra and her sister.
A character in Charlotte Bronte's novel 'Villette' is called Ginevra.
This name was famously borne by Ginevra de' Benci, a Florentine noblewoman immortalised by Leonardo da Vinci in a portrait now in the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
In J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series, the youngest Weasley is Ginevra and nicknamed Ginny.
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