American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth 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.
- n. Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
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