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Lucrezia Borgia

[loo-kret-see-uh bawr-juh, bawr-zhuh, -kree-shuh; Italian loo-kre-tsyah bawr-jah] /luˈkrɛt si ə ˈbɔr dʒə, ˈbɔr ʒə, -ˈkri ʃə; Italian luˈkrɛ tsyɑ ˈbɔr dʒɑ/
noun
1.
an opera (1833) by Gaetano Donizetti.

Borgia

[bawr-juh, -zhuh; Italian bawr-jah] /ˈbɔr dʒə, -ʒə; Italian ˈbɔr dʒɑ/
noun
1.
Cesare
[che-zah-re] /ˈtʃɛ zɑ rɛ/ (Show IPA),
1476?–1507, Italian cardinal, military leader, and politician.
2.
Lucrezia
[loo-kree-shuh,, -zhuh;; Italian loo-kre-tsyah] /luˈkri ʃə,, -ʒə;; Italian luˈkrɛ tsyɑ/ (Show IPA),
(Duchess of Ferrara) 1480–1519, sister and political pawn of Cesare Borgia: patron of the arts.
3.
their father, Rodrigo
[raw-dree-gaw] /rɔˈdri gɔ/ (Show IPA),
Alexander VI.
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  • La Cenerentola and Lucrezia Borgia are mentioned in passing.

    The Merry-Go-Round Carl Van Vechten
  • A prisoner concluded a letter to her accomplice, Your Lucrezia Borgia.

    The Criminal Havelock Ellis
  • I wish I could poison his snuff, as Lucrezia Borgia would have done.

    Trelawny of The "Wells" Arthur W. Pinero
  • Byron's burlesque on the subject was called "Lucrezia Borgia, M.D."

    A Book of Burlesque Willam Davenport Adams
  • He will face this Lucrezia Borgia "in his raiment of price."

    The Little Lady of Lagunitas Richard Henry Savage
  • "I think you have seen the ghost of Lucrezia Borgia," he said.

    Abb Aubain and Mosaics Prosper Mrime
  • Like Lucrezia Borgia, perhaps, she was better than her reputation.

    Illuminated Manuscripts John W. Bradley
  • The London season of 1839 was remarkable for the production of "Lucrezia Borgia."

    Great Singers, Second Series George T. Ferris
  • Lucrezia Borgia and the Parasina of Byron were members of it.

    Roman Mosaics Hugh Macmillan
  • Lucrezia Borgia in her own age may have been heroic: but Lucrezia in this late century!

    The Purple Cloud M.P. Shiel
British Dictionary definitions for Lucrezia Borgia

Borgia

/Italian ˈbordʒa/
noun
1.
Cesare (ˈtʃezare), son of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI). 1475–1507, Italian cardinal, politician, and military leader; model for Machiavelli's The Prince
2.
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.
Rodrigo (rodˈriɡo). See Alexander VI
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