Pope Alexander

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, Alexander 1688-1744.
English writer best remembered for his satirical mock-epic poems The Rape of the Lock (1712) and The Dunciad (1728).
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But he was no sooner in Milan than he did the contrary by assisting Pope Alexander to occupy the Romagna.
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.
There, in the twentieth chapter of the Life of Pope Alexander VI.
She had precisely the same shape of skull as Pope Alexander the Sixth; her organs of benevolence, veneration, conscientiousness, adhesiveness, were singularly small, those of self-esteem, firmness, destructiveness, combativeness, preposterously large; her head sloped up in the penthouse shape, was contracted about the forehead, and prominent behind; she had rather good, though large and marked features; her temperament was fibrous and bilious, her complexion pale and dark, hair and eyes black, form angular and rigid but proportionate, age fifteen.
He said leaders of the Six Nations have brought Pope Francis a letter asking him to rescind the document, which was signed by Pope Alexander VI in 1493 and stated that Christian leaders had a right to claim land in America, but Native Americans could only inhabit it.
It was an infamous party held in the Papal Palace by debauched Cardinal Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI on October 30, 1501.
With the Papal Bull of 1493, Pope Alexander VI drew the roadmap to all the Trails of Tears when he gave the New World to Spain and sanctified a process that would take more than 12 million indigenous lives in the area of the United States alone-deaths caused not just by germs but by guns and deliberate starvation.
1492: The infamous and corrupt Roderigo Borgia bribed enough cardinals to become Pope Alexander VI.
Pope Alexander VII appointed him as the first Roman Catholic bishop of Quebec when he was 36.
1492: The infamous and corrupt Rodrigo Borgia bribed enough cardinals to become Pope Alexander VI.
1492: | The infamous and corrupt Roderigo Borgia bribed enough cardinals to become Pope Alexander VI.
Known for his vehement denunciation of political and religious corruption, Savonarola is on one hand praised by the Protestants and the critics of the Church, yet he has been so far misunderstood by Catholics, mainly for his refusal to submit to the controversial Pope Alexander who condemned the friar for heresy.