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Cesare Borgia, Duca di Valentinois

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Rome, Lazio, Italy
Death: March 12, 1507 (31)
Viana, Navarre, Navarre, Spain
Immediate Family:

Son of Pope Alexander VI Rodrigo de Borja y Borja, (Alejandro VI) and (Vanozza) "Vannozza" Giovanna Vanozza de Candia, contessa dei Cattanei
Husband of Charlotte d'Albret
Father of Costanza Borgia; Louise di Borgia, Duchess of Valentinois; Lucrezia Borgia, Abbess of San Bernardino and Girolamo Borgia
Brother of Juan de Borja, II. duque de Gandia; Lucrezia Borgia, duchessa di Ferrara, Modena e Reggio and Goffredo Borgia, I. principe di Squillace
Half brother of Ottaviano della Croce; Pedro Luìs de Borja, I. duque de Gandia; Isabel de Borja; Girolama Borgia and Laura della Rovere

Occupation: Cardinale, Duc de Valentinois, Duke of Urbino, Duque de Gandia
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About Cesare Borgia, duc de Valentinois

Cesare Borgia

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Cesare Borgia (September 13, 1475 – March 12, 1507), Duke of Valentinois[1] was a Spanish-Italian condottiero, lord and cardinal. He was the son of Pope Alexander VI and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. He was sibling to Lucrezia Borgia, Gioffre Borgia (Jofré in Valentian), Prince of Squillace, and Giovanni Borgia, duke of Gandia, and half-brother to Don Pedro Luis de Borja and Girolama de Borja, children of unknown mothers.

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1 Early life

2 Career

2.1 Church office

2.2 Military

3 Later years

4 Remains

5 Evaluation

6 Personal life

7 Popular culture

7.1 Movies

7.2 Literature

7.3 Music

8 Notes

9 References

10 External links

[edit] Early life

Like nearly all aspects of Cesare Borgia's life, the date of his birth is a subject of dispute. However, it is accepted that he was born in Rome either in 1475 or 1476 to Cardinal Rodrigo de Lanzol y Borja, soon to become Pope Alexander VI, and his mistress Vannozza de' Cattanei, of whom documents are sparse. The Borgia family originally came from Spain and rose to prominence during the mid 15th century, when Cesare's great uncle Alonso Borgia (1378-1458), bishop of Valencia, was elected Pope Callixtus III in 1455.[2] Cesare's father, Pope Alexander VI, was the first pope who was openly recognized to have children with a lover.

Stefano Infessura writes that Cardinal Borgia falsely claimed Cesare to be the legitimate son of another man, the nominal husband of Vannozza de' Cattanei. More likely, Pope Alexander VI granted Cesare a release from the necessity of proving his birth in a papal bull.

With brown eyes and black hair, Cesare was acknowledged as a beautiful child and grew to be a fleet-footed, tall, handsome man of unlimited ambition, much like his father.

Personal life

On May 10, 1499, Cesare married Charlotte of Albret (1480 - March 11, 1514). She was a sister of John III of Navarre. They were parents to a daughter, Louise Borgia, (1500 - 1553) who first married Louis II de La Tremouille, Governor of Burgundy, and secondly Philippe de Bourbon (1499-1557), Seigneur de Busset.

Cesare was also father to at least 11 illegitimate children, among them Girolamo Borgia, who married Isabella Contessa di Carpi, and Lucrezia Borgia, who, after Cesare's death, was moved to Ferrara to the court of her aunt, Lucrezia Borgia.

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Cesare Borgia (1)

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Cesare Borgia was born in 1475. He was the son of Rodrigo Borgia and Vannozza dei Cattanei. (1) He married Charlotte d'Albret.

He died in 1507.

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Cesare Borgia, duc de Valentinois's Timeline

September 13, 1475
Rome, Lazio, Italy
May 17, 1500
Age 24
Age 25
March 12, 1507
Age 31
Viana, Navarre, Navarre, Spain