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Borgia

[bawr-juh, -zhuh; Italian bawr-jah]
noun
1.
Cesare [che-zah-re] , 1476?–1507, Italian cardinal, military leader, and politician.
2.
Lucrezia [loo-kree-shuh, -zhuh; Italian loo-kre-tsyah] , (Duchess of Ferrara) 1480–1519, sister and political pawn of Cesare Borgia: patron of the arts.
3.
their father, Rodrigo [raw-dree-gaw] , Alexander VI.
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Borgia (Italian ˈbordʒa)
 
n
1.  Cesare (ˈtʃezare), son of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI). 1475--1507, Italian cardinal, politician, and military leader; model for Machiavelli's The Prince
2.  his sister, Lucrezia (luˈkrɛttsja), daughter of Rodrigo Borgia. 1480--1519, Italian noblewoman. After her third marriage (1501), to the Duke of Ferrara, she became a patron of the arts and science
3.  See Alexander VI Rodrigo (rodˈriɡo).

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