Cesare Borgia


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Italian cardinal and military leader

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As tensions mount, Damiata enlists the help of Niccolo Machiavelli, a minor Florentine diplomat with a keen insight into human nature, and Leonardo da Vinci, a cunning and resourceful military engineer employed by Cesare Borgia, Juan's younger brother, to help her solve the mystery.
THE Ground Is Burning is a historical novel which takes for its principal characters three of the most important Italian figures in the early 16th century: Cesare Borgia, the aristocrat, nobleman and political schemer; Leonardo da Vinci, the artistic genius; and Niccolo Machiavelli, the writer, philosopher and thinker.
Caterina Sforza (1462/63-1509) has long been studied as an astute political figure who ruled for twelve years as regent for her young son, only to be defeated by the army of Cesare Borgia.
Jaffa and Bloom disagree in their final assessments of whether the Duke is more a philosopher-king than a Cesare Borgia.
It represents Andreotti and his court like that of Cesare Borgia or Cosimo di Medici, Italy's other sometimes-philanthropic gangsters, after a superficial make-over.
Especially useful are Delio Proverbio's identification of many of Federico's Hebrew manuscripts as booty taken from a Jewish merchant of Volterra, and Martin Davies's painstaking reconstruction of the duke's lost collection of 51 printed books, which were listed in an early inventory and perhaps plundered by Cesare Borgia in 1502.
THE PRINCE first appeared in 1517 to offer unparalleled insights into statecraft: using the model of one Cesare Borgia, a ruthless prince, Machiavelli revealed some of the most basic human emotions of corruption and leadership's capabilities.
On his way to reviewing virtu in Hegel, Kant, Spinoza, and Nietzsche, Fontana deploys two paradigms of the concept--one modeled on Cesare Borgia, the other on Julius II.
Presenting himself as a military architect and engineer, Leonardo goes on to win the patronage of warlord Cesare Borgia, and meets the brilliant but scheming Niccolo Machiavelli.
The Scot, currently filming low-budget thriller Young Adam in Glasgow, has been given the chance to star as the dastardly 16th-century Italian Cesare Borgia after Mortensen opted for a Disney Western, Hidalgo, instead.
After Federico's death in 1482, the palace treasures were gradually dispersed (helped for instance by the sack of Moltefeltro by Cesare Borgia in 1502).
Central to his thesis is the assertion that Machiavelli and Leonardo met at the court of Cesare Borgia in 1502.
Novelist and author Strathern illustrates the development of the Italian Renaissance and the tumult of the times through the lives and actions of three very different men: Niccolo Machiavelli, Leonardo da Vinci, and Cesare Borgia.
Now the film, written and directed by The Crying Game's Neil Jordan and starring Ewan, 31, as murderous Cesare Borgia, has been put on indefinite hold.