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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In 1498, released from ecclesiastical duties, he traveled to France as papal legate and was made duc de Valentinois by a grateful Louis XII (thereafter he was known as Valentino, or il duca Valentino ).