Cesare Borgia

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Noun1.Cesare Borgia - Italian cardinal and military leaderCesare Borgia - Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
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And on these matters I spoke at Nantes with Rouen, when Valentino, as Cesare Borgia, the son of Pope Alexander, was usually called, occupied the Romagna, and on Cardinal Rouen observing to me that the Italians did not understand war, I replied to him that the French did not understand statecraft, meaning that otherwise they would not have allowed the Church to reach such greatness.
It was an infamous party held in the Papal Palace by debauched Cardinal Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI on October 30, 1501.
Among other things, he assured Cesare Borgia, the nobleman, politician (and son of Pope Alexander VI) that he could retain command of the papal army as well as certain territorial claims in Italy.
The Life of Cesare Borgia may not be as titillating as the Showtime series, but it remains one of the most thoroughly researched, concise, and accurate portraits of the notorious family to date.
He became itinerant: he kept returning to Milan, traveled in Italy in 1502 and 1503 while in the service of Cesare Borgia, and stayed in Rome for a time.
A 1949 Hollywood film The Prince of Foxes starred Orson Welles as Cesare Borgia and seems to have captured the spirit of those times .
The Lovers of Yvonne was published in 1902, and its positive reception paved the way for Sabatini to become one of the most successful novelists of the 1920s and 1930s, penning, "in florid style and with an enormous vocabulary" as Knight puts it, such classics as the aforementioned Scaramouche: A Romance of the French Revolution (1921), which launched his international career, Captain Blood: His Odyssey (1922), and Venetian Masque (1934), along with biographical works: The Life of Cesare Borgia (1911) and Torquemada and the Spanish Inquisition (1913) as well as plays, articles, and translations.
Francois Arnaud plays son Cesare Borgia, whose teenage sister Lucrezia (Holliday Granger) was one of his obsessions.
One of the most famous sinners would be Cesare Borgia, whom Walsh treats under "Exes," since he resigned the cardinalate to marry.
Bitter envy turned the Bible's Cain and Pope Alexander VI's son Cesare Borgia into fratricidal killers.
The Ground Is Burning is a historical novel that takes for its principal characters three of the most important Italian figures in the early 16th century: Cesare Borgia, the aristocrat, nobleman and political schemer; Leonardo da Vinci, the artistic genius; and Niccolo Machiavelli, the writer, philosopher and thinker.