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 is always necessary wisdom (pace most political theorists from Plato on) to appear good, but at the right moment spectacular cruelty (as delivered by such as Cesare Borgia when he had a now-hated associate cut in half and displayed in the piazza) is often welcomed by the wider public.
In 1502, Cesare Borgia, the infamous Italian nobleman, hired him as an architect and military engineer.
The uncertainty of French and Italian alliances, the duplicity for which Cesare Borgia was known, and Francesco's shifting military commissions during these years put the marchesi in a precarious position.
Just as important to the formation of Machiavelli's outlook was his esperientia --Celenza emphasizes in particular the time he spent alongside Cesare Borgia as well as his role in organizing a militia for Florence while serving the Soderini regime.
The Roman Catholic Pontiff was reported to have watched completely naked women dance with the guests at a party held in the Papal Palace of Cesare Borgia on Oct.
It was an infamous party held in the Papal Palace by debauched Cardinal Cesare Borgia, son of Pope Alexander VI on October 30, 1501.
A particular problem, that receives new light here, was Cesare Borgia, the illegitimate son of Pope Alexander VI, who Machiavelli admired in The Prince.
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.
As a female ruler, who famously dared to defy the threats of Cesare Borgia during his siege of Imola in December 1499, she attracted both praise and blame from her contemporaries.