Calixtus III

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Related to Calixtus III: Calixtus II, Alfonso Borgia, Pope Callixtus II
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Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)

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Alonso Borgia (1385 - 1458) Became Pope Calixtus III in 1455 and laid the foundation of his family ' s power and influence in Italy.
A nephew of Calixtus III and father of Cesare and Lucrezia, Rodrigo exerted tremendous efforts in order to secure wealth and high station for his children.
This time such papal intervention would be crucial; yet the pope, Calixtus III Borgia, from Valencia, a close associate of Alfonso V, ignored his predecessors' acceptance of Ferrante as heir to the throne and obstinately refused to accept him as King of Naples, planning, so rumour insisted, to proclaim one of his own nephews as ruler instead.
In 1458 Pope Calixtus III had called him 'the man sent by God'.