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Art History - The Borgias - Rome, Palazzo Ruspoli - 2002-2003 - Memmo Foundation

Art History - The Borgias - Rome, Palazzo Ruspoli - - Memmo Foundation

Lucrezia Borgia as St. Catherine of Alexandria in a fresco by Pinturicchio, ca.1494. Located in the Sala dei Santi, the Borgia apartments in the Vatican

Lucrezia Borgia as Saint Catherine of Alexandria, Pinturicchio, Sala dei Santi in the Borgia Apartments, Vatican.

Lucretzia Borgia, History and Women: Sins of the House of Borgia by Sarah Bower

Lucrezia Borgia -- 18 April 1480 – 24 June was the illegitimate daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, the powerful Renaissance Valencian who later became Pope Alexander VI, and Vannozza dei Cattanei.

The genealogical tree of Borgia Family.

Joachim We finished watching Borgia this past week. Something Lucrezia said during one of the last episodes made me stop and .

Medici family - a powerful Italian family of bankers and merchants whose members effectively ruled Florence for much of the 15th century and 1596 were grand dukes of Tuscany

Medici Family Tree

Medici family - a powerful Italian family of bankers and merchants whose members effectively ruled Florence for much of the century and 1596 were grand dukes of Tuscany

Popes Behaving Badly: 8 Dreadful Papal Scandals From the Middle Ages

Popes Behaving Badly: 8 Dreadful Papal Scandals From the Middle Ages

Pope Alexander VI 1431 – 1503 Last name Borgia pope from 1492 until his death in He was considered one of the most evil popes of all. He made law to censor Books written that he didn't agree with.

After Cesare became a leading general of the French King Louis XII, he conquered a number of lands. When Lucrezia’s second husband, Alfonso, the Duke of Bisceglie, was no longer important to the Borgias, Cesare had him strangled Between 1501 and 1503 Cesare hired Leonardo da Vinci as military architect and engineer, which means that Leonardo helped him conquer and then fortify fortresses. It is said that Leonardo invented war machines for Cesare and Leonardo received protection in return.

Painting by John Collier "A glass of wine with Caesar Borgia", from left: Cesare Borgia (pouring - probably poisoned - wine), Lucrezia, Pope Alexander and a young man holding an empty glass.

Cesare: I was born with a stain, a mark, like the mark of Cain, but it's the marl of my father, my family. The mark of Borgia.

Cesare: I was born with a stain, a mark, like the mark of Cain, but it's the marl of my father, my family. The mark of Borgia.

Holliday Grainger as Lucrezia Borgia in a promo photo for The Borgias. This dress has as much, if not more, detail in the sleeves as in the rest of the dress.

Gorgeous Italian Renaissance inspired dress from The Borgias. I like the three different fabrics: velvet, print silk and solid silk.

San Francisco de Borja - House of Borgia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Saint Francis Borgia, SJ Patron Saint of Earthquakes - “I desire to shed my blood for the love of Jesus, whenever it may be in his service.” (painting by Alonzo Cano)

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