Definition of Borgia

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

2. Noun. Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519).
Exact synonyms: Duchess Of Ferrara, Lucrezia Borgia
Generic synonyms: Lady, Noblewoman, Peeress

3. Noun. Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507).
Exact synonyms: Cesare Borgia
Generic synonyms: Cardinal, Soldier

4. Noun. Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503).

Lexicographical Neighbors of Borgia

Bordetella parapertussis
Bordetella pertussis
Borel function
Borel measurable
Borel measure
Borel set
Borgesian libraries
Borgesian library
Boris Fyodorovich Godunov
Boris Godunov
Boris Karloff
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak
Boris Pasternak
Boris bike
Boris bikes
Borjeson-Forssman-Lehmann syndrome

Literary usage of Borgia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"A pestilential fever invaded Rome in 1566, and borgia organized methods of relief, established ambulances, and distributed forty of his religious to such ..."

2. The History of the Popes: From the Close of the Middle Ages. Drawn from the by Ludwig Pastor (1902)
"Meanwhile, Lucrezia borgia was not forgotten. By a marriage with Alfonso, the heir-apparent of Ferrara, she was to enter one of the noblest and oldest ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1893)
"AND C.ESAR borgia: WERE THEY POISONED? " Let ns meet And question this most ... those of Roderigo borgia, who was made Pope under the name of Alexander VI., ..."

4. The Victrola Book of the Opera: Stories of the Operas with Illustrations by Samuel Holland Rous, Victor Talking Machine Company (1921)
"CHARACTERS LUCREZIA borgia (Loo-kray- tz-yah Bor-jah) Soprano MAFFIO ORSINI ... She is recognized by Orsini as the dreaded borgia, the poisoner ofhis ..."

5. A History of the Commonwealth of Florence: From the Earliest Independence of by Thomas Adolphus Trollope (1865)
"... broken up—All hope of taking Pisa at an end for the present—Progress of Cesare borgia—Suspicions of the French king in Florence—Cesare borgia at Campi, ..."

6. The Standard Operas, Their Plots and Their Music by George Putnam Upton (1914)
"The history of Lucrezia borgia, daughter of Rodrigo borgia, afterwards Pope Alexander VI, and sister of Caesar borgia, is too well known to need ..."

7. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1902)
"The capture of Urbino by Cesare borgia at the end of June was an unmistakable revelation of his designs. It was at this juncture that France intervened, ..."

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