Editors. "Roderigo Borgia is elected Pope Alexander VI". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 November 2010
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Roderigo Borgia is elected Pope Alexander VI (58 words)
Historical Context Note
Roderigo Borgia is elected Pope Alexander VI (-1503). He had been born in Valencia in 1431, studied at Bologna and served in the Roman curia under five popes. After gaining the papacy, Borgia used the tools of nepotism at his disposal to provide his children with elevated positions, and his son Cesare Borgia became commander of the papal troops.13899 Roderigo Borgia is elected Pope Alexander VI 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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