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Alexander VI

noun
1.
(Rodrigo Borgia) 1431?–1503, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1492–1503 (father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia).
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  • Alexander VI displayed himself to the world, for whose opinion he had supreme contempt, as shamelessly and fearlessly as did Nero.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • He conceived in the same manner the plan of asking Alexander VI.

  • This last picture is of curious historical interest, as a relic of the libertinism of the court of Alexander VI.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • Matters were at this stage when Alexander VI ascended the papal throne.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • In one of these, written upon the occasion of her father's death, he calls Alexander VI.

  • She had a reputation for piety, even during the life of Alexander VI.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Men are still the dupes of their simplicity and greed, as they were in the days of Alexander VI.

    The Prince Nicolo Machiavelli
  • This point is found in the well-known decree of Alexander VI.

  • Now that we know Alexander VI, let us take a glance at his court.

    Csar or Nothing Po Baroja Baroja
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Alexander VI

noun
1.
original name Rodrigo Borgia. 1431–1503, pope (1492–1503): noted for his extravagance and immorality as well as for his patronage of the arts; father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, with whom he is said to have committed incest
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