Alexander vi



(Rodrigo Borgia) 1431?–1503, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1492–1503 (father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia).
Contemporary Examples

And Pope Alexander VI had the painter Pinturicchio disguise his mistress as the Virgin Mary in one fresco.
Great Renaissance Art Thrived Amid Filth Nick Romeo December 2, 2014

Historical Examples

Alexander VI displayed himself to the world, for whose opinion he had supreme contempt, as shamelessly and fearlessly as did Nero.
Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius

He conceived in the same manner the plan of asking Alexander VI.
Christopher Columbus and His Monument Columbia Various

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

Matters were at this stage when Alexander VI ascended the papal throne.
The Life of Cesare Borgia Raphael Sabatini

In one of these, written upon the occasion of her father’s death, he calls Alexander VI.
Renaissance in Italy: Italian Literature John Addington Symonds

She had a reputation for piety, even during the life of Alexander VI.
Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius

Men are still the dupes of their simplicity and greed, as they were in the days of Alexander VI.
The Prince Nicolo Machiavelli

This point is found in the well-known decree of Alexander VI.
The Old Yellow Book Anonymous

Now that we know Alexander VI, let us take a glance at his court.
Csar or Nothing Po Baroja Baroja

noun
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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