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Italian family, influential from the 14th to the 16th century, that included the son and daughter of Pope Alexander VI. Cesare (1475?-1507), a religious, military, and political leader, was the model for Machiavelli's The Prince.Lucrezia (1489-1519), the Duchess of Ferrara, was a patron of learning and the arts.
1. (Biography) Cesare (ˈtʃezare), son of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI). 1475–1507, Italian cardinal, politician, and military leader; model for Machiavelli's The Prince
2. (Biography) 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. (Biography) Rodrigo (rodˈriɡo). See Alexander VI
Bor•gia(ˈbɔr dʒə, -ʒə)
1. Cesare, 1476?–1507, Italian cardinal, military leader, and politician.
2. Lucrezia (Duchess of Ferrara), 1480–1519, sister of Cesare Borgia: patron of the arts.
3. their father, Rodrigo, Alexander VI.
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|Noun||1.||Borgia - Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)|
|2.||Borgia - Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)|
|3.||Borgia - Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)|
|4.||Borgia - Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503)|