Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: Borgia  bor-zhu or bor-ju
  1. Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
    - Cesare Borgia
     
  2. Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
    - Calixtus III, Alfonso Borgia
     
  3. Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
    - Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferrara
     
  4. Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503)
    - Alexander VI, Pope Alexander VI, Rodrigo Borgia

Type of: Bishop of Rome, cardinal, Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Lady [Brit], noblewoman [Brit], peeress [Brit], pongo [Brit], pontiff, pope, Roman Catholic Pope, soldier, Vicar of Christ

Encyclopedia: Borgia, Italy