Lucrezia Borgia was born on 18 April 1480 at Subiaco, near Rome. Her mother was Vannozza dei Cattanei, one of the mistresses of Lucrezia's father, Cardinal Rodrigo de Borgia (later Pope Alexander VI). During her early life, Lucrezia Borgia's education was entrusted to Adriana Orsini de Milan, a close confidant of her father.
Dec 03, 2019 · Lucrezia Borgia was the daughter of future pope Alexander VI, and her three marriages into influential families helped build the political power of her own family. Historians debate whether or not...
Lucrezia Borgia, (born April 18, 1480, Rome—died June 24, 1519, Ferrara, Papal States), Italian noblewoman and a central figure of the infamous Borgia family of the Italian Renaissance.
Jun 05, 2019 · Lucrezia Borgia (April 18, 1480–June 24, 1519) was the illegitimate daughter of Pope Alexander VI (Rodrigo Borgia) by one of his mistresses. She had three political marriages, arranged for her family's advantage, and likely had several adulterous alliances.
- The 'Infans Romanus'
- Alfonso of Aragon
- Alphonso D'este and The Fall of The Borgias
During the prolonged process of the annulment, Lucrezia may have consummated a relationship with someone, either Alexander's messenger, Pedro Calderon, aka Perotto or—more infamously—Alexander himself, her own father. The result was that she was rumored to be pregnant when her marriage was annulled, despite it having never been consummated. That she even gave birth to a child remains a debated question. In any case, a child, named Giovanni, but known to historians as the Roman Infante (Infans Romanus), was born in secret (1498) before Lucrezia's second marriage. Some believe that the child was her brother Cesare's, who at the time was a cardinal, but that Perotto, due to his fondness for Lucrezia, reportedly claimed that it was his. After the divorce, she stayed away from Rome at a convent, lending credence to the idea that she was attempting to hide her pregnancy; and Perotto would bring her messages from her father in Rome. In 1501, two papal bullswere issued concerning Giovanni B...
In order to strengthen ties with Naples, Pope Alexander in 1498 arranged a marriage between Lucrezia and the 17-year-old Alfonso, duke of Bisceglie, an illegitimate son of Alfonso II of Naples. However, after Cesare's alliance with the French king Louis XII (1499) and his subsequent campaign in the Duchy of Romagna, which threatened Naples, Alfonso fled Rome, returning with Lucrezia in October. While visiting Lucrezia's family in July 1500, he was wounded by four would-be assassins on the steps of St. Peter's Basilica. While recovering, he was reportedly strangled by one of Cesare's servants. The murder provoked the desired rupture with Naples. Lucrezia and Alfonso of Aragon had only one child, Rodrigo, who was destined to die before his mother, in August 1512 at the age of 12. Around the same time, Alexander took the opportunity, with the help of the powerful Orsini (family), to force the rival Colonna family to obedience; leaving Lucrezia in charge of the Holy Seeas his representa...
Lucretia's third marriage helped consolidate her brother Cesare's position in the Romagna by opening the road to Tuscany, an important trade route of the day. This third marriage, to Alphonso d'Este (Prince of Ferrara), proved to be a lasting one, and she bore him six children. The fall of the power of the Borgias followed with her father's death in 1503 despite Cesare's immense capabilities. Cesare, gravely ill, was planning the conquest of Tuscany, but could do nothing without continued papal patronage. The new pope, Pius III, supported him, but his reign was short and was followed with the accession of the Borgias' deadly enemy, Julius II. While moving to Romagna to quell a revolt, Cesare was seized and imprisoned near Perugia. All Borgia lands were subsequently acquired by the Papal States. After exile to Spain, in 1504, followed by imprisonment and escape, Cesare joined his brother-in-law, King John III of Navarre; dying in his service during a military campaign in 1507. Meanwh...
- Personality and Characteristics
Lucrezia was born in Subiaco, a little town near Rome, on 18 April 1480. Her mother was the Countess of Cattanei, Vannozza dei Cattanei, one of Rodrigo's numerous mistresses.By the young age of thirteen, Lucrezia had already been engaged twice. However, her father, Pope Alexander VI, better known as Rodrigo Borgia, Grand Master of the Italian Templars, called off the arrangements and later forced her to marry Giovanni Sforza, hoping to establish an alliance with the powerful Milanese Ducal fa...
Lucrezia was a cruel and ruthless woman, much like Cesare. She was unafraid to curse her enemies in public, or use violence and poison to benefit herself.She was both bold and independent, daring to hold romantic relationships with various men despite being married. She also had an incestuous relationship with her own brother, Cesare, and seemed to hate it when other women got close to him. In spite of this, inwardly, she was also extremely vulnerable, something that Perotto Calderon noticed...
1. Lucrezia gave birth to seven or eight children; Giovanni Borgia, Rodrigo Borgia de Aragon, Ercole II d'Este, Ippolito II d'Este, Alessandro d'Este, Leonora d'Este, Francesco d'Este and Isabella Maria d'Este. Isabella was born sometime in 1519, but died later that same day. Complications of this birth caused the death of Lucrezia ten days later. 2. Lucrezia's portrait in the Tiber Island headquarters in Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood misspells her name as Lucretia, which is the Latin varian...
1. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (first appearance) 2. Brotherhood novel 3. Assassin's Creed: Project Legacy 4. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood of Venice
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- Relationship with Cesare Borgia
A beautiful young girl who is also wise beyond her years, Lucrezia is the apple of her father's eye. However, this does not prevent him from marrying her off at the earliest opportunity to Giovanni Sforza, a loutish brute whose family rules the powerful city-state of Milan. After becoming pregnant from an amorous affair with the Sforza stable boy, Paolo, Lucrezia flees home to Rome and convinces her father to annul the marriage and publicly humiliate Sforza.
After a disastrous arranged marriage ended in annulment, scandal, and an illegitimate son fathered by a stable boy, Lucrezia is determined to have control over her own destiny, much to her father's dismay. She rejects suitor after suitor, but finally settles on Alfonso of Aragon(with her father's approval).
Cesare is Lucrezia's older brother. They are extremely close, and have a strong bond. Cesare takes care of his sister, and just wants to make her happy. It is shown that their intimacy in tow with their friendship is their tiny corner of happiness, away from the violence and corruption all around them. In season one, they have a close and tender relationship with one another. Cesare fights his father for the happiness of Lucrezia, who is to be married to the brutal Giovanni Sforza. The young...↑ Rodrigo Borgia mentions in The Assassin which is set in 1492 that Lucrezia is 14 years old. This makes Lucrezia 22 or 23 years old in the episode Tears of Bloodwhich is set in 1500.↑ http://www.bravo.ca/Shows/Borgias/Characters↑ http://www.sho.com/sho/the-borgias/cast/7428/lucrezia-borgia↑ The Borgias, episode 3 "Siblings".
- The Life of Lucrezia Borgia
- The First Marriage - Convenience and A Shameful Annulment
- The Second Marriage - The Union of Utility, Love, and Tragedy
- The Third Marriage - A Safe Harbor at Last
Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519) was the only daughter of Pope Alexander Vl. Fathering children was not an odd occurrence for popes in Rome. There is little doubt that she was adored by her father, who was, by all accounts, a parent many would today call “a helicopter parent,” though Alexander certainly took things to the extreme. As he was ruthlessly ambitious and had absolutely no scruples when it came to using all his children to make his political influence even stronger, he was also almost maddeningly devoted to all of them and loved them beyond measure. The narrative following Lucrezia Borgia has been continuously going back and forth. Between labeling her as a deprived, incestuous poisoner who was hell-bent to helping her beloved father and brother cement their powerplay and being called a pawn, an instrument in the hands of her machiavellian male siblings, Lucrezia is clearly not a unidimensional figure. And indeed, Lucrezia has been married three times, and each time the marriag...
Lucrezia was first married to Giovanni Sforza at the tender age of 13. The marriage was annulled when the alliance no longer served Alexander. Sforza accused Lucrezia of conducting an incestuous relationship with both her favorite brother Cesare and her father. Though there is no valid evidence to prove this, the story has persisted to this day. The story is not helped by the fact that after her divorce from Giovanni Sforza, a male child was born into the Borgia family. It was not clear who the father was since Alexander VI issued two papal bulls - one which claimed the boy was Cesare’s son and the other that Alexander himself was the father. The rumor mill pointed the finger to Lucrezia as the mother of the boy, Giovanni, with either her father or her brother as the boy’s father.
Her second marriage took place in 1498, and despite it being another one of her father machinations, it would seem that Lucrezia and her second husband, Alfonso, Duke of Bisceglie (the illegitimate son of the Kind of Naples)enjoyed a love union. They had a child together, a boy named Rodrigo. Unfortunately for Lucrezia, political tides changed, and her husband’s utility ran its course. Alfonso was attacked in 1500 on the steps of St Peter’s Basilica.He was severely wounded. Lucrezia personally tended her husband. Sadly, a month later, her husband was strangled by one of her brother’s Cesare’s servents. Lucrezia was heartbroken and a widow at the age of 20. Her brother was never accused of this heinous crime. Around this time, rumors started circling that Lucrezia was a poisoner.She supposedly wore a ring where she would store the poison. This story has never been confirmed and is thought to be a concoction of the Borgia family enemies to explain the often mysterious disappearance of...
Since Lucrezia was free once again, she was married off to Alfonso d’Este, an heir to the dukedom of Ferrara in 1501. Alfonso received a hefty dowry since her reputation was tainted, and she also had to leave her son Rodrigo in the hands of the relatives. She would never see the boy again. In 1503 her father died, her brother Juan had also been killed some years before, and the suspected murderer was her favorite brother Cesare. With the death of their father, Cesare’s power and influence dwindled, he died in 1507,and Lucrezia had finally entered a more peaceful period in her life. Her marriage to her third husband was peaceful and happy. In 1505 her husband became a duke and Lucrezia a duchess. She was respected, and her court was filled with poets and artists. Slowly, the rumors about Lucrezia ceased, and she went on to have eight children with her husband, sadly, only four reached adulthood. Lucrezia Borgia died in 1519, at the age of 39, after a difficult childbirth. Her husband...
Lucrezia Borgia’s reputation precedes her, as the debauched daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, more commonly known as Pope Alexander VI. The Borgia family dominated Renaissance Italy, and some describe them as Italy’s original crime family. What an iconic bunch.
Jun 01, 2019 · Lucrezia Borgia was the third child of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia and his favourite mistress, Vannozza dei Cattanei. At her birth, her father consulted an astrologer who foretold of a remarkable future. Born in 1480, her name and that of her family would be vilified down the centuries.
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