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Pope Alexander VI
|Papacy began||11 August 1492|
|Papacy ended||18 August 1503|
|Birth name||Roderic Llançol i de Borja|
1 January 1431 |
Xàtiva, Kingdom of Valencia
18 August 1503 (aged 72) |
In 1431, Lanzol y Borja born in Xàtiva, which is near Valencia in Spain. His father was Jofre Lançol. His mother was Isabella Borgia, who was a sister of Cardinal Alfonso Borgia, who later became Pope Callixtus III.
He was adopted into the immediate family of Pope Callixtus; and was known afterwards as Rodrigo Borgia.
In 1456, he was made Cardinal.
Cardinal Borgia was elected pope on August 11, 1492; and he took the name of Alexander VI.
- "Pope Alexander VI". Catholic Encyclopedia. (1913). New York: Robert Appleton Company.
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Borja y Borja, Rodrigo de
- The Borgias at IMDb
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