A Most Illustrious Wedding
February 3rd, 2024 at the Georgetown Community Center
The year is 1494 and the wealthiest bride in Europe is about to become the queen of Germany and future Empress of Rome. Come re-live the wedding of Bianca Maria Sforza of Milan and King Maximilian I of Austria and Germany. An event “all those who were present agreed that they had never seen so magnificent a spectacle, and the Ambassador of Russia, who was numbered amongst them, declared that he had never witnessed such an extraordinary display of pomp. The Nuncio of his Holiness the Pope said the same thing, as well as the Ambassador of France, who declared that, although he had been present at the Coronations of the Pope and of his own King and Queen, he had never seen anything more splendid.” (A letter from Beatrix Sfortia Vicemoes Estensis Duchissa Bri).
Wear your fanciest Italian and German clothing and join us for music, dance, food, and revelry!