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Cardinal Juan Lanzol de Romaní de BORJA Navarro

Birthplace: Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain
Death: August 01, 1503 (56-57)
Rome, Lazio, Italy
Immediate Family:

Son of Galceran de BORJA Montcada and Tecla Navarro d´Alpicat
Brother of Galceran de BORJA Navarro; Pere-Lluís de BORJA Navarro; Francesc-Jofré de BORJA Navarro; Castellana de BORJA Navarro and Isabel de BORJA Navarro

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About Juan de BORJA Navarro / Lanzol de Romaní

Juan de Borja Lanzol de Romaní, el mayor

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For his similarly named relatives, see Juan de Borja.

Juan de Borja Lanzol de Romaní, el mayor (1446—August 1, 1503) was the first of ten cardinal-nephews elevated by Pope Alexander VI, the cousin of his father, Galcerán de Borja y Moncada.

Borja was the son of Galcerán de Borja y Moncada and Tecla Navarro de Alpicat, born in 1446. He was a canon of the cathedral chapter of Valencia and the paborde of Albal as well as a minor cleric.[1]

Pope Sixtus IV, also a relative, made Borja protonotary apostolic and an editor of apostolic letters circa 1408. Pope Innocent VIII made him the Governor of Rome. Borja had an illegitimate son named Galcerán.[1]

After the papal conclave, 1492, which elected Borja's relative Rodrigo pope as Alexander VI, he was created cardinal-priest of S. Susanna on August 31, 1492. He was later elected archbishop of Monreale on September 13, 1483, an archdiocese he would never visit but occupy until his death. There is no evidence he was ever ordained a priest or consecrated as bishop.[1]

Borja went on to accumulate benefices and their associated revenues: he became the administrator of the see of Olomouc, Moravia from February 8, 1493 to January 30, 1497. He was named legate a latere to Alfonso II of Naples on April 18, 1494.Borja was named bishop of Ferrara on October 29, 1494, taking possession of the see on June 14, 1497 until his death. He was also the bishop of Melfi from September 19, 1494 until death, occupying it from December 3, 1498.[1]

In May 1494, he attended the coronation of Alfonso II of Naples (whose son, Alfonso of Aragon, is widely believed to have been later strangled by Borja's cousin Cesare after marrying Lucrezia Borgia), along with one patriarch, seven archbishops, and forty bishops; Borja himself crowned Alfronso king on May 18.[1][2] Along with Cesare Borgia and Alexander VI, Juan met with Alfonso on July 12, 1494 in Vicovaro to co-ordinate military strategy against Cardinal Ascanio Sforza (whom Borja would later replace in the lucrative office of the Vice-Chancellor in 1500) and his allies as well as Charles VIII of France.[3] He brought Alexander VI's terms of peace to Charles VIII on December 25, 1494 in Bracciano before retreating with the pontiff on January 7, 1495 to the Castel Sant'Angelo (and then on May 27, 1495 to Orvieto) to take refuge from French troops. On April 24, 1503, Borja became the titular Latin Patriarch of Constantinople.[1]

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III .- Rodrigo Gil de Borja and Fenollet.

5 .- Galceran de Borja and Escrivà.


5.2 .- Galceran de Borja Montcada. He lived in Rome in the service of Pope Callistus III. Governor of Spoleto. Navarro married Tecla Navarro d´Alpicat. Padres

5.2.1.- Galceran de Borja Navarro.

5.2.2.- Juan de Borja Navarro. He enjoyed high clergymen and had clandestine and mysterious offspring. Borgiano pure.


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Juan de BORJA Navarro / Lanzol de Romaní's Timeline

Valencia, Valencian Community, Spain
August 1, 1503
Age 57
Rome, Lazio, Italy