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