The family name is associated with greed, power, lust and murder thanks to Pope Alexander VI
7 THE TELEGRAPH 1492: The infamous and corrupt Roderigo Borgia bribed enough cardinals to become Pope Alexander VI
There is also a 15th-century edict from pope Alexander VI
on carving up the New World between Spain and Portugal after Columbus's discovery of America, as well as a secret code he used when he was besieged by French troops.
I was astonished to see an article on Alexander VI, known as the Borgia Pope, in your magazine for the month of September, for the reason that throughout my long life (I'm 92), I have not come across anything, until now, speaking well of Pope Alexander VI
15 said: "To Iran's theocracy and Assad, the Arab Spring excludes the axis regimes, a view not much different from the way Pope Alexander VI
(Borgia) thought of the world outside his own Vatican".
Pope Alexander VI
, against whom Savonarola had preached so vociferously as the epitome of Curial decadence and debauchery and who, after excommunicating the friar, conspired to have him put to death, died in 1503.
In the first episode viewers see head of the family Rodrigo Borgia (played by Jeremy Irons) bribe his fellow cardinals, with the help of son Cesare (Canadian actor Francois Arnaud), to ensure he is selected Pope Alexander VI
The 10-part series stars British actor Jeremy Irons as 'the original Godfather' - Rodrigo Borgia, who bought off his enemies and got himself elected Pope Alexander VI
in 1492, despite having mistresses and children.
1497 Pope Alexander VI
ordered the sealing of a cave in County Donegal, believing it to be the entrance to purgatory.
The historical drama would have told the story of the family of Rodrigo Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI
and ran the Vatican as a crime syndicate while fathering numerous illegitimate children.
James have been transformed into likenesses of the Holy Doors that Pope Alexander VI
installed at St.
The secret passageway was first used by Pope Alexander VI
in 1494 when France's Charles VIII invaded Rome.
It would be foolish to deny its existence and say, as a few scientists have said, pandering to popular opinion it sometimes seems, that science has its domain and that all existence can be divided as the world was cleaved, on paper at least, by Pope Alexander VI
in 1493 in his recommendation to the Castilian monarchs.
This Borgia, Pope Alexander VI
, who reigned from 1492 to 1503, made the initial division of the Western Hemisphere.
He does not confine his censures to the few notorious ones such as the Borgia voluptuary, Pope Alexander VI
with his colourful brood of children.