Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Pope (1492–1503) noted as a patron of the arts and for his corrupt papacy.

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  • noun Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503)

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Examples

  • Thirty years after he played Charles Ryder in the British miniseries "Brideshead Revisited," actor Jeremy Irons takes on another TV role that involves Catholicism, opulence and distrust: Rodrigo Borgia, the scheming patriarch and corrupt Pope Alexander VI in Showtime's "The Borgias," premiering April 3.

    Feeling Wrong for the Role, at First

  • So while Savonarola seethed that the Medici brothers thrived under Pope Alexander VI, at least they were far away from his Florence.

    The Poet Prince

  • We can have Pius X; we can have Alexander VI and Julius II; but the Church is still the spotless bride of Christ, and the Faith is still the Faith.

    Modern world: a desert of God

  • Well then how do you explain Paul VI or Alexander VI, for that matter?

    Solemn Pontifical Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, October 18, 2009

  • In 1492, when the Vatican manuscript containing it was compiled, Tinctoris was probably in Rome for the enthronement of Pope Alexander VI, a ceremony in which he is thought to have taken part.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Alexander VI sacrificed his duty to concubinage and nepotism and money; Julius II to political power; the concilar popes to a dream of a universal one world state in which the Church would supply the spiritualizing element and we'd all live a happy and healthy and prosperous and uplifting life.

    Modern world: a desert of God

  • Lucrezia Borgia 18 April 1480 - 24 June 1519 was the daughter of Rodrigo Borgia, the powerful Renaissance Valencian who later became Pope Alexander VI, and Vannozza dei Cattanei.

    Archive 2009-07-05

  • Well then how do you explain Paul VI or Alexander VI, for that matter?

    Solemn Pontifical Mass in St. Peter's Basilica, October 18, 2009

  • I was eager to catch a glimpse of Borgia, the rich Spaniard who had purchased the title of Pope Alexander VI, but the chef told me to keep my head down and my mouth shut.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

  • I was eager to catch a glimpse of Borgia, the rich Spaniard who had purchased the title of Pope Alexander VI, but the chef told me to keep my head down and my mouth shut.

    The Book of Unholy Mischief

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