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The Borgia pope

Orestes Ferrara

The Borgia pope

Alexander the Sixth

by Orestes Ferrara

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Published by Sheed & Ward in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Alexander -- VI, -- Pope, -- 1431-1503,
  • Borgia family

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Orestes Ferrara.
    ContributionsSheed, F. J. 1897-
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvi, 455 p.
    Number of Pages455
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14454076M
    LC Control Number40033348
    OCLC/WorldCa1508851

    The sum that Alexander brought into the pontifical treasury is incalculable, and some idea of it may gathered from the fact thatlivres in gold was paid in from the territory of Venice alone. Who would dare to resist the word of the Lord? At an advanced age, he was elected Pope Callixtus III in as a compromise candidate and reigned as Pope for just 3 years, until his death in The painting represents the popular view of the treacherous nature of the Borgias - the implication being that the young man cannot be sure that the wine is not poisoned.

    The Fellowship Forum Washington City, It seems likely, however, that the two Borgias worked very much in harmony. As soon as he graduated from the university, his father made him a cardinal. Had he lived. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia is the most competent senior churchman of his time.

    Contemporary chroniclers suggested that he may have been poisoned, either intentionally or accidentally. Meanwhile, however, Alexander had returned to a policy of political intrigue. His father, at that time Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, was vice chancellor of the church and had had three earlier children by other mistresses. Savonarola refused to be bribed so the Pope used other tactics.


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He fought no major battles in his short military career, but this was perhaps a measure of his success as a planner. In August,Savonarola began his sermons in the pulpit of San Marco with the interpretation of the Apocalypse. He appointed his son, Giovanni, as captain-general of the papal armyhis foremost military representative, and established another son, Cesare, as a cardinal.

In the U. There was something special about the Renaissance, a time that marked Europe for many years to come. Julius quickly disposed of Cesare, regardless of their arrangement, and set about putting the Romagna back under the control of the Papal States. Eager to gain more power, the House of Borgia also made enemies of the Sforza, and the Dominican friar Savonarola, among others.

The material contained in this volume was compiled by the author, John Bond, at the cost of months of painstaking research among centuries-old volumes to be found nowhere outside the "Eternal City," where the scenes depicted in the work were laid. He was undoubtedly a master of politico-military maneuver, and it was a combination of daring and duplicity that brought him his striking successes and made him feared all over Italy.

Portugal was granted similar rights of exploration east of the demarcation line. It seems likely that this was an act of personal vengeance rather than a politically motivated assassination, but it contributed greatly to the fear and loathing in which Cesare was held.

The new friends engaged in trading worthless stocks back and forth at face value to create a false market. Rodrigo also had children by other women, including one daughter with his mistress, Giulia Farnese. Puzo, Mario. It was a world, a living, speaking, infinite world, in which the past, present, and future were revealed to him.

They followed Italian customs and they spent much of their money on charitable activities. Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY, It was already clear, however, that he did not have a true religious vocation; he was better known at the papal court for his hunting parties, his amorous liaisonsand his magnificent clothes than for the meticulous observance of his ecclesiastical duties.

Other researchers however, such as Monsignor Peter de Roo —have rejected the rumors of the "fifty courtesans" as being at odds with Alexander VI's essentially decent but much maligned character.

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The Venetians surrendered, and Julius, chafing under the domination of Louis, formed an alliance with Venice and Switzerland to drive out the French.

He also issued bulls that led to the Treaty of Tordesillastheoretically dividing the New World into Spanish and Portuguese spheres. In order to attempt to breach the extremely strong, natural fortification of the castle, Cesare counted on a desperate surprise attack.

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The myth is one of the greatest stories of all time — but myth it unquestionably is, rather than truth. Contemporary chroniclers suggested that he may have been poisoned, either intentionally or accidentally. See also:.Oct 25,  · The very name Lucrezia Borgia conjures up everything that was sinister and corrupt about the Renaissance—incest, political assassination, papal sexual abuse, poisonous intrigue, unscrupulous power grabs.

Yet, as bestselling biographer Sarah Bradford reveals in /5. ‎“Alexander never did what he said. Cesare never said what he did.” – Italian Proverb There have been no shortage of controversial Popes who were accused by Catholics and other Christians of impropriety, but the most controversial of all was the Borgia Pope, Alexander VI.

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Born Rodrigo Bor. Dec 03,  · Lucrezia Borgia was an Italian noblewoman and daughter of Pope Alexander VI. A notorious reputation precedes her, and she is inextricably.

The Pope's executioner, Don Michelotto, killed this poet and chopped his body up into several pieces before throwing it over the wall of the Palazzo Orsini in Rome. This was the way that Pope Borgia ended freedom of the press back in Renaissance Italy!! Dal Bello's book will be the first of a series devoted to shedding new light on some of the darker corners of church history thanks to documents from the Vatican archives.

Pope Alexander VI. Sep 10,  · The Borgias are the most infamous family of Renaissance Italy, and their history normally hinges around four key individuals: Pope Calixtus III, his nephew Pope Alexander IV, his son Cesare, and his daughter atlasbowling.com to the actions of the middle pair, the family name is associated with greed, power, lust, and murder.