Cecilia Gallerani
Biographical information

Siena, Italy


1536 (aged 63)
Cremona, Italy

Physical information




Family information
Family members
  • Ludovico Carminati dé Brambilla (husband)

Cecilia Gallerani (14731536) was an Italian Renaissance witch, and the favourite and most celebrated of the many mistresses of Ludovico Sforza, Duke of Milan. She is best known as the subject of one of Leonardo Da Vinci's portraits. She used to arrange meetings in which Milanese intellectuals discussed philosophy and other subjects, and Cecilia herself presided over these discussions.

By the 1990s, there was a portrait of Gallerani hung at Hogwarts Castle, on the stairway leading to the Dungeons.[1]

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Hogwarts Castle
Locations below ground floor

Boathouse · Boathouse passageway · Chamber of Secrets · Dark Hall · Deathday Party Hall · Detention escape route · Dungeons · Dungeon cave · Dungeon Corridor · Dungeon Five · Dungeon hall · Dungeon Pit · Dungeon Staircase · Entrance Dungeon · Forgotten Cavern · Hieroglyphic Hall · Hogwarts Basement · Hufflepuff Basement · Kitchens · Lever Rooms · Lost Tunnel · Lower Chambers Corridor North-East · Lower Chambers Corridor West · Lower Chambers Portrait Corridor · Poltergeist Passage · Porticus Circumscriptus · Porticus Periculum · Porticus Imago · Porticus Medius · Porticus Olidus · Potion-Mixing Room · Potions basement · Potions Classroom · Prowling Passage · Quidditch cave · Room of Doom · Room of Runes · Severus Snape's office · Shop · Slug Pit · Slughorn's Stairs · Slytherin Boys' Dormitory · Slytherin Duelling Dungeon · Slytherin Dungeon · Slytherin Girls' Dormitory · Undercover route to the Kitchens · Underground Chambers · Vestibule of Mischief · Way to Courtyard

Portraits, statues and other artwork located below ground floor

Basil Fronsac · Bloody Baron · Cecilia Gallerani · Elizabeth Burke · Hooky · Mad old man · Mopsus · Old man · Percival Pratt · Salazar Slytherin · Sleeping hermit · Bearded man with book

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