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The BnF page for this image
http://expositions.bnf.fr/jeux/grand/127.htm
agrees with the current consensus date of 1514-1515, assigning it "the context of the Battle of Marignan". It identifies the Pope as Leo X, "whose myopia and eyeglasses were well known."

That seems to be an important point in favor of their (Kopp-Depaulis) date. If 1500, it has to be Alexander VI - is he known to have used eyeglasses?

But what about the Duke of Milan "le more"?

I guess the far left has the letter h, so he is the Duke of Würtemberg; for the letter K, the text has indeed "iehan jaques" (jean jacques = gian giacomo). I think he is the one at the top center, with the siren on his chest, that you have called "Savoy".
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