Rodrigo Borgia, 1431?–1503, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1492–1503 (father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia).
Definition for rodrigo borgia (2 of 2)
[ bawr-juh, -zhuh; Italian bawr-jah ]
/ ˈbɔr dʒə, -ʒə; Italian ˈbɔr dʒɑ /
Ce·sa·re [che-zah-re] /ˈtʃɛ zɑ rɛ/, 1476?–1507, Italian cardinal, military leader, and politician.
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.
their fatherRo·dri·go [raw-dree-gaw] /rɔˈdri gɔ/. Alexander VI.
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British Dictionary definitions for rodrigo borgia (1 of 2)
/ (Italian ˈbordʒa) /
Cesare (ˈtʃezare), son of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI). 1475–1507, Italian cardinal, politician, and military leader; model for Machiavelli's The Prince
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
Rodrigo (rodˈriɡo).See Alexander VI
British Dictionary definitions for rodrigo borgia (2 of 2)
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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