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  • Cesare Borgia, duc de Valentinois (1475 - 1507)
    Cesare Borgia From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cesare Borgia (September 13, 1475 – March 12, 1507), Duke of Valentinois[1] was a Spanish-Italian condottiero, lord and cardinal. He was t...
  • Pope Alexander VI (1431 - 1503)
    Pope Alexander VI (1 January 1431 – 18 August 1503) (Spanish: Alejandro VI, Catalan: Alexandre VI), born Roderic Llançol, later Roderic de Borja i Borja (Italian: Rodrigo Borgia) was Po...
  • Juan de Borja, II. duque de Gandia (1474 - 1497)
    Giovanni Borgia (1474) From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Juan Borgia, 2nd Duke of Gandia (1474 - June 14, 1497) was the brother of the famous Cesare Borgia. According to several sources and opi...
  • Lucrezia Borgia, duchessa di Ferrara, Modena e Reggio (1480 - 1519)
    Lucrezia BORGIA (April 18, 1480-1519 June 24) was the daughter of Rodrigo BORGIA, the powerful Renaissance Valencian who later became Pope Alexander VI, and Vannozza dei CATTANEI. Her brothers included...

"The Borgias" are mentioned in TV Guide, March 7-13, 2011, p. 14. A new show premiering April 3rd, at 9pm EST/8pm CST, on Showtime.

"Tony Soprano had nothing on Pope Alexander VI. Oscar winner Jeremy Irons stars as the despotic Spanish patriarch Rodrigo Borgia, who bribed his way into the top job at the vatican in 1492. Expect lots of sex, toture and poisonings but also some intense family devotion. "The minute Rodrigo becomes Pope Alexander, the Borgias come under attack because of the power they've acquired," says exec producer Neil Jordan. "They are decadent, salacious monsters, yet you'll find yourself rooting for them." Naturally there's nepotism galore, too. Rodrigo's lusty, pyschotic son cesare (Francois Arnaud) is appointed cardinal, while favored son Juan (David Oakes) heads up the papal armies. "There's so much family drama," says Jordan, "the series writes itself!""