1495 - A bull from Pope Alexander VI
confirmed the foundation of Aberdeen University.
1494: The Treaty of Tordesillas is signed Pope Alexander VI
divided the New World between Spain and Portugal, giving Portugal the coastline of Brazil - and subsequently its vast interior.
1492: The infamous and corrupt Roderigo Borgia bribed enough cardinals to become Pope Alexander VI
There has been a suggestion that Christianity was introduced by the Portuguese, a narrative covered up during the 400 years of Spanish colonization, because when Pope Alexander VI
cut the world in half like an orange, and granted the rights to all unknown lands equally between the kingdoms of Spain and Portugal, the Philippines lay in the Portuguese side.
ON THIS DAY 1492: The infamous and corrupt Roderigo Borgia bribed enough cardinals to become Pope Alexander VI
In my convent school, where Zaide was de rigueur, we learned about how Pope Alexander VI
divided the world between Portugal and Spain in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
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.
Inspired by Joan of Arc, she seized control of Castile and Le n in 1474 over her husband Ferdinand of Aragon, ending a 24-generation struggle between Muslims and Christians and forcing North African invaders back over the Mediterranean sea, while laying the foundation for a unified Spain and negotiating for Spanish control over much of the New World with the aid of Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI
1492: | The infamous and corrupt Roderigo Borgia bribed enough cardinals to become Pope Alexander VI
A Boris Becker B Jimmy Connors C Bjorn Borg D Arthur Ashe QUESTION 13 - for 13 points: Which Oscar-winning actor played Pope Alexander VI
in the 2011-13 TV series The Borgias?
Spaniard Rodrigo Borgia is elected Pope Alexander VI
and embarks on the consolidation and expansion of his power through ruthless ambition, political subterfuge and his four children.