Son of Lodovico and Maria Antonia, elder brother of Michelangelo, aka Fra Bartolomeo, Jan Mostaert, Jan Gossaert
Albrecht of Brandenburg
Archbishop of Mainz and Magdeburg, brother of Anna
Subject of the book, aka Paris Bordone, Francesco Torbido, Joos van Cleve, etc
Anna of Brandenburg
Aly's first lover, wife of Frederick of Schleswig-Holstein
Antonello da Messina
Son of Jan van Eyck
First son of Xacobo 4, aka Melchior Broederlam, Gentile da Fabbiano, Jacquemar de Hesdin etc.
Son of Paolo van Eyck, father of Columbus, aka Domenico Colombo, Polaiuolo, Jacopo de' Barbari, Jean Fouquet, etc.
Ayman, Count of Savoy
Son of Amadeus V, lover of his step-mother Maria of Brabant, father of Giotto, Boccaccio, Margaret (lover of King John II of France)
Son of Aly and Margaret of Austria, aka Giovanni Battista Castiglione, tutor to Princess Elizabeth Tudor
Bess of Hardwick
First daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, full but publicly unacknowledged sister of Elizabeth I
Botticelli to Edward V
Son of Arturo 7 and Maria Antonia, half brother of Leonardo and Michelangelo
Son and great-grandson of Arturo 7. Aka Parmigianino, Bartolomeo Compagni, and Nostradamus
First legitimate son of Arturo 7 and Maria Antonia (aka Susanna Fontanarossa). Aka Afonso Fernandez de Lugo, and Captain Gonzalo Pizarro. Christened Arturo Fregoso: Arturo 8.
Accepted by Aly as his first son by Margaret of Austria, aka poet Clement Marot, artists Seisenegger and Amberger, etc.
First son of Michelangelo with Maria Fieschi, aka Everaert van Orley.
Wife of Jan van Eyck (under the alias of Giovanni Arnolfini), mother of Antonello da Messina, Lucrezia d'Alagno, etc
Diogo de Gouveia
Son of Leonardo and Beatrice Marchionni, aka Ambrosius Benson
Son of Maria Antonia and Hans Memling, raised in part by Luca Signorelli
Son of Mantegna, rival of Aly, aka Duda, Andrea Briosco, Jacopo Negretti, etc
King of England wrongly thought to have been murdered in the Tower by Richard III. Fled to his aunt in Belgium, and given the name Andria Doria. aka Thomas Godsalve and Edward Gylford.
Elizabeth I to Hieronymus Bosch
Queen of England
Mother of Aly
Son of Arnaldo 5
Francesco di Simone
Close friend and relative of Aly, aka Gomaar van Orley, Lucas van Leyden, Rosso Fiorentino
Aly's father in law, aka Oporinus
Duke of Schleswig-Holstein, later King of Denmark. Husband of Anna of Brandenburg and father of Ulrich von Hutten.
Son of Ayman, Count of Savoy, and Maria of Brabant (aka Cimabue).
Daughter of Erasmus and a slave girl
Son of Columbus and Beatrice Marchionni, aka Fernando Colombo
Son of Jacopo Bellini, thus grandson of Arnaldo 5. Aka Lodovico Buonarroti (father of Adamo and Michelangelo), Valentin van Orley, and Bernardino de Cupis
Hans Holbein to Margaret of Austria
Aly's close friend and cousin, son of Pedro Alvares Cabral, grandson of Leonardo. Aka Hans Suess von Kulmbach, Giacomo Caprotti da Oreno, and Hans Holbein the Younger.
Ulrich von Hutten, bastard son of Frederick I of Denmark
Leading reform figure, and rapist of Anna of Brandenburg.
Jan van Eyck
Son of Arnaldo 5, killed off this alias in 1441. Aka Jan Limbourg, Colantonio, Giovanni Arnolfini, and Masolino. Father of Antonello, Lucrezia d'Alagno, and Simonetta Vespucci.
Juana the Mad
Queen of Castile, daughter of Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon (who usurped her throne). She was married to Philip Habsburg, Duke of Burgundy.
Son of Arturo 7 and Maria Antonia. Aly's owner until 1497. Aka Bartolomeo Dias, Bartolomeo Colombo, Benedetto Ghirlandaio, Benedetto Portinari.
Leonardo da Vinci
Son of Uccello and Maria Antonia. Aka Liberale da Verona, Jan Joest, Jan Stefan van Calcar, Alexander Bening, Atavante de Atavanti, Davide Ghirlandaio, Mehmet Siyah Qalem, Count Vecellio etc.
Daughter of Pedro Alvares Cabral, and granddaughter of Leonardo. Aka Mona Lisa, Elsbeth Binzenstuck.
Son of Aly and Giovanna de Erasmus. Originally names 'Salay' after Aly's dear friend.
Margaret of Austria
Daughter of Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I, wife of Prince Juan of Spain, then Duke Philibert of Savoy. Lover of Aly and Duda.
Son of Arturo 7 and Maria Antonia, aka Pedro Escobar, Jean Cousin, Martin Behaim, and Viceroy Alonso de Albuquerque
Michael Coxcie to Puthon
Son of Duda and Margaret of Austria
Son of Lodovico and Maria Antonia, lover of Fatima, father of many famous artists by Vittoria Colonna
Paolo van Eyck
Son of Arnaldo 5. Aka Master of Boucicault, Pol Limbourg, Cardinal Juan de Torquemada, First Count of Alba
Pedro Alvares Cabral
First son of Leonardo and Beatrice Marchionni. Aka 2nd Duke of Alba, Hans Holbein the Elder, Gregorio Vecellio
Son of Rutger 6 and Nicolosia, grandson of Arnaldo 5. Aka Pietro Pollaiuolo, Pietro di Cristoforo Vanucci
Philip van Orley
Matteus Schwarz, accountant to Fugger Bank.
Son of Michelangelo
Son of Duda and Margaret of Austria
Ponce de Leon
Son of Leonardo and Beatrice Marchionni. Aka Sigmund Holbein, Valentin Bousch, Antonio Rincon
A natural son of Uccello, christened Antoine Raffin. His nickname was Puthon, wrongly transcribed now as 'Pothon'.
Ridolfo Ghirlandaio to Vannozza
First son of Pedro Alvares Cabral, thus brother of Titian and Hans Holbein the Younger. Aka Sebastiano del Piombo.
Son of Queen Elizabeth I. Aka Rowland Lockey, and Antonio Manuele da Funta (Antonius Emanuel de Wnth. Clearly not all of these portrait were done from life.
Son of Hans Memling and Maria Antonia, brother of Durer. Aka Gregor Erhart, Francisco de Vitoria
Son of Paulo van Eyck, brother of Mantegna, Verrocchio, Arturo 7, Domenico Veneziano
Son and heir of Arnaldo 5. These portraits show him with a somewhat bulbous nose. Aka Herman Limbourg, Masaccio, Robert Campin, Master of Flemalle, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Arano Cybo, Pope Callixtus III
Curiously, these paintings all show Rutger having a more slender nose. Antonio Borgia later became Pope Callixtus, so he was painted both ways - something echoed in the bas relief of the Pope compared to his funerary bust by Donatello.
Son of Pedro Alvares Cabral. Aka Tiziano Vecellio, Count Melzi, Francois Clouet.
Son of Paolo van Eyck. Aka 1st Duke of Alba, Master of Alkmaar, Antoine de Lonhy, Dieric Bouts, Albert Ouwater etc.
Uriel von Gemmingen
Archbishop of Mainz, son of Arturo 7, Chancellor of the Holy Roman Empire
Vannozza dei Cattanei
Daughter of Jan van Eyck. As Giovanna de Candia she was the lover of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, and mother of Lucrezia Borgia
Vasari to Xacobo 4
Son of Michelangelo and Vittoria Colonna. Wrote biographies of all the artists of Renaissance times.
Son of Paolo van Eyck. Took Leonardo in when he returned with his father from China, and protected him from Arturo 7
Son of Arturo 7 and Maria Antonia. Aka Diogo Cao, Duarte Pacheco, Pierre Descaliers, Pinturricchio
Son of Arturo 7 and Maria Antonia. Aka Joao da Nova, Lorenzo Costa, Cardinal Bandinello Sauli.
Natural son of Uccello. Aka Albrecht Altdorfer.
Fourth son of King John II of France and Margaret of Savoy, daughter of Ayman. Aka Pietro Fregoso, Admiral of the Genoese Navy, who seized Famagusta and founded the Medici, Strozzi, Pazzi, della Rovere, van Eyck and Marchionni dynasties.