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[bawr-juh, -zhuh; Italian bawr-jah]
  1. Ce·sa·re [che-zah-re] /ˈtʃɛ zɑ rɛ/, 1476?–1507, Italian cardinal, military leader, and politician.
  2. Lu·cre·zia [loo-kree-shuh, -zhuh; Italian loo-kre-tsyah] /luˈkri ʃə, -ʒə; Italian luˈkrɛ tsyɑ/, Duchess of Ferrara, 1480–1519, sister and political pawn of Cesare Borgia: patron of the arts.
  3. their fatherRo·dri·go [raw-dree-gaw] /rɔˈdri gɔ/. Alexander VI.
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Examples from the Web for borgia

Historical Examples of borgia

  • An eventful year in the history of the families of Sforza and Borgia was that year of grace 1497.

    The Shame of Motley

    Raphael Sabatini

  • It is a nice instance of how Borgia history has grown, and is still growing.

  • Who will ever question anything that is uttered against a Borgia?

  • If that is so, by what Borgia was the secret of its existence ever divulged?

  • By that time, of course, I knew for certain that it was the Borgia pearl that we were after.

British Dictionary definitions for borgia


  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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