Although it was said that Maximilian mourned his first wife Mary his entire life, on November 30, 1493, he married the daughter of a Duke, Bianca Maria Sforza, in Milan through a proxy marriage - a marriage that did not befit his social class. She brought Maximilian a rich dowry which was very convenient since he was in constant debt. Bianca Maria travelled to Innsbruck and waited three months for her husband who was tied up in Styria due to a Turkish invasion.
Their marriage was not very happy. Maximilian complained about her low intellect and the couple shared no interests. Despite several pregnancies, she remained childless.