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Alexander VI

noun
1.
(Rodrigo Borgia) 1431?–1503, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1492–1503 (father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia).
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  • He conceived in the same manner the plan of asking Alexander VI.

  • Matters were at this stage when Alexander VI ascended the papal throne.

    The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini
  • She had a reputation for piety, even during the life of Alexander VI.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • This point is found in the well-known decree of Alexander VI.

  • Yes, believe me, he received your bed as a gracious present from Alexander VI.

    The Grey Room Eden Phillpotts
  • Now that we know Alexander VI, let us take a glance at his court.

    Csar or Nothing Po Baroja Baroja
  • This last picture is of curious historical interest, as a relic of the libertinism of the court of Alexander VI.

    Walks in Rome Augustus J.C. Hare
  • It is certain, however, that the profound horror with which the name of Alexander VI.

    Renaissance in Italy, Volume 1 (of 7)

    John Addington Symonds
  • Alexander VI, of the family of Borgia, who had enriched himself for the benefit of his son and daughter, was dead.

    The Story of Mankind Hendrik Van Loon
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Alexander VI

noun
1.
original name Rodrigo Borgia. 1431–1503, pope (1492–1503): noted for his extravagance and immorality as well as for his patronage of the arts; father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, with whom he is said to have committed incest
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