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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Calixtus III Originally Alfonso Borgia. 1378-1458. Pope (1455-1458) who tried unsuccessfully to set in motion a crusade to recapture Constantinople from the Turks and whose nepotism empowered the Borgia family in Italy.

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  • n. Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)

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