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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Most old portraits of him depict him with a double chin and a SinisterSchnoz. He's been portrayed by the likes of Manuel Tadros and Creator/JeremyIrons, who are far from unattractive.

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Most old portraits of him depict him with a double chin chin, chubby cheeks and a SinisterSchnoz. He's been portrayed by the likes of Manuel Tadros and Creator/JeremyIrons, who are far from unattractive.


* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Most old portraits of him depict him with a double chin and a SinisterSchnoz. He's been portrayed by the likes of Creator/ManuelTadros and Creator/JeremyIrons, who are far from unattractive.

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* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Most old portraits of him depict him with a double chin and a SinisterSchnoz. He's been portrayed by the likes of Creator/ManuelTadros Manuel Tadros and Creator/JeremyIrons, who are far from unattractive.





* TheDon: UnbuiltTrope material and probably the ancestor of most examples. Mario Puzo took several metric tons of inspiration from him in writing ''Literature/TheGodfather'' and even wrote his own historical fiction rendition of the Borgia family story. In turn, fictional adaptations tend to play up his shades of "Mafia Don[=/=]Patriarch".
* HistoricalBeautyUpdate: Most old portraits of him depict him with a double chin and a SinisterSchnoz. He's been portrayed by the likes of Creator/ManuelTadros and Creator/JeremyIrons, who are far from unattractive.



* TheDon: UnbuiltTrope material and probably the ancestor of most examples. Mario Puzo took several metric tons of inspiration from him in writing ''Literature/TheGodfather'' and even wrote his own historical fiction rendition of the Borgia family story. In turn, fictional adaptations tend to play up his shades of "Mafia Don[=/=]Patriarch."

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* TheDon: UnbuiltTrope material and probably the ancestor of most examples. Mario Puzo took several metric tons of inspiration from him in writing ''Literature/TheGodfather'' and even wrote his own historical fiction rendition of the Borgia family story. In turn, fictional adaptations tend to play up his shades of "Mafia Don[=/=]Patriarch."



* He is the Grand Master of the Templar Order and BigBad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and part of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. A rather one-note portrayal redeemed by spirited voice-work by Manuel Tadros, [[InkSuitActor after which the character is modelled]].

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* He is the Grand Master of the Templar Order and BigBad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and part of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. A rather one-note portrayal redeemed by spirited voice-work by Manuel Tadros, [[InkSuitActor after which the character is modelled]]. Tadros also plays him in ''Film/AssassinsCreedLineage''.


Historically, Pope Alexander VI also played a role in the colonization of the New World, by passing papal bulls that divided [[UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} Portuguese]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} Spanish]] territorial discoveries and legitimized their conquest of indigenous land and settlements. In 1492, after Jews were expelled from Spain, 9,000 refugees were given permission by Pope Alexander VI to settle in Rome's Jewish quarter. In a period of nasty antisemitism, Pope Alexander VI declared that they were "permitted to lead their life, free from interference from Christians, to continue in their own rites, to gain wealth, and to enjoy many other privileges." He also allowed the immigration of Jews expelled from Portugal in 1497 and from Provence in 1498.

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Historically, Pope Alexander VI also played a role in the colonization of the New World, by passing papal bulls that divided [[UsefulNotes/{{Portugal}} Portuguese]] and [[UsefulNotes/{{Spain}} Spanish]] territorial discoveries and legitimized their conquest of indigenous land and settlements. In 1492, after Jews were expelled from Spain, 9,000 refugees were given permission by Pope Alexander VI to settle in Rome's Jewish quarter. In a period of nasty antisemitism, Pope Alexander VI declared that they were [[PetTheDog "permitted to lead their life, free from interference from Christians, to continue in their own rites, to gain wealth, and to enjoy many other privileges." "]] He also allowed the immigration of Jews expelled from Portugal in 1497 and from Provence in 1498.


* He is the Grand Master of the Templar Order and BigBad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and part of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. A rather one-note portrayal redeemed by spirited voice-work.

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* He is the Grand Master of the Templar Order and BigBad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and part of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. A rather one-note portrayal redeemed by spirited voice-work.voice-work by Manuel Tadros, [[InkSuitActor after which the character is modelled]].


* The BigBad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and part of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', a rather one-note portrayal redeemed by spirited voice-work.

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* The He is the Grand Master of the Templar Order and BigBad in ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedII'' and part of ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood'', a ''VideoGame/AssassinsCreedBrotherhood''. A rather one-note portrayal redeemed by spirited voice-work.


* A main character in both ''Series/TheBorgias'' (played by Creator/JeremyIrons) and ''Series/{{Borgia}}'', obviously. (Yes, they are different shows.)

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* A main character in both ''Series/TheBorgias'' (played by Creator/JeremyIrons) and ''Series/{{Borgia}}'', obviously. (Yes, they are different shows.)''Series/{{Borgia}}'' (played by Creator/JohnDoman), of course.


-->-- '''Lorenzo de Medici''' upon Alexander VI's coronation.

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-->-- '''Lorenzo de Medici''' upon Alexander VI's coronation. \n Possibly.



According to Catholic Doctrine, priests, and especially Popes, are supposed to be {{Celibate Hero}}es by nature and default. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia [[ReallyGetsAround was]] [[SinisterMinister neither]]. But what he lacked in holiness and piety, he made up for in [[TheChessmaster cunning and shrewdness]]: graduating with the highest honors from a law school and made a priest (and subsequently a cardinal) by Calixtus III ([[{{Nepotism}} his uncle]]). After Pope Innocent VIII died, he went on a meteoric rise in politics through all manner of bribery and corruption to buy off the entire Council of Cardinals to vote for him. He succeeded.

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According to Catholic Doctrine, priests, and especially Popes, are supposed to be {{Celibate Hero}}es by nature and default. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia [[ReallyGetsAround was]] [[SinisterMinister neither]]. But what he lacked in holiness and piety, he made up for in [[TheChessmaster cunning and shrewdness]]: graduating with the highest honors from a law school and made a priest (and subsequently a cardinal) by Calixtus III ([[{{Nepotism}} his uncle]]). After Pope Innocent VIII died, he went on a meteoric rise in politics through all manner of bribery and corruption to buy off the entire Council of Cardinals to vote for him.him, (which was par for the course in that election). He succeeded.



It is said both he and his son Cesare fell ill after a dinner, agonized in pain for some time, and while Cesare recovered, Rodrigo lacked the same luck and, after confessing to a priest, died. Historians differ on whether Pope Alexander VI simply fell ill, was poisoned (and if so, by ''whom''), or if he was a victim of accidental food poisoning. It is said his corpse was a horrifying sight, bloated and deformed, barely fitting into the coffin, and rotting at a very fast pace. He was succeeded by Cardinal Francesco Piccolomini (Pope Pius III, whose pontificate lasted a mere 26 days), followed by Alexander's virulent arch-enemy, Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (later UsefulNotes/PopeJuliusII).

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It is said both he and his son Cesare fell ill after a dinner, agonized in pain for some time, and while Cesare recovered, Rodrigo lacked the same luck and, after confessing to a priest, died. Historians differ on whether Pope Alexander VI simply fell ill, was poisoned (and if so, by ''whom''), or if he was a victim of accidental food poisoning. It is said his corpse was a horrifying sight, bloated and deformed, barely fitting into the coffin, and rotting at a very fast pace.pace (some of which has been chalked up to the summer heat). He was succeeded by Cardinal Francesco Piccolomini (Pope Pius III, whose pontificate lasted a mere 26 days), followed by Alexander's virulent arch-enemy, Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (later UsefulNotes/PopeJuliusII).


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* DeathEqualsRedemption: Was apparently moved to tears at his final confession, and quite thorough in describing his misdeeds.


It is said both he and his son Cesare fell ill after a dinner, agonized in pain for some time, and while Cesare recovered, Rodrigo lacked the same luck and, after confessing to a priest, died. Historians differ on whether Pope Alexander VI simply fell ill, was poisoned (and if so, by ''whom''), or if he was a victim of accidental food poisoning. It is said his corpse was a horrifying sight, bloated and deformed, barely fitting into the coffin, and rotting at a very fast pace. He was succeeded by his virulent arch-enemy, Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (later UsefulNotes/PopeJuliusII).

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It is said both he and his son Cesare fell ill after a dinner, agonized in pain for some time, and while Cesare recovered, Rodrigo lacked the same luck and, after confessing to a priest, died. Historians differ on whether Pope Alexander VI simply fell ill, was poisoned (and if so, by ''whom''), or if he was a victim of accidental food poisoning. It is said his corpse was a horrifying sight, bloated and deformed, barely fitting into the coffin, and rotting at a very fast pace. He was succeeded by his Cardinal Francesco Piccolomini (Pope Pius III, whose pontificate lasted a mere 26 days), followed by Alexander's virulent arch-enemy, Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere (later UsefulNotes/PopeJuliusII).


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** Even as early as the 18th Century historians noted that compared to many of the other corrupt and venal nobles of his generation, he wasn't all that bad. What made everyone see him as such a monster was the fact that none of those other corrupt and venal nobles ever became Pope, and as such he was held to a higher standard.


->"''Flee, we are in the clutches of the world''".

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->"''Flee, we are in the clutches of the world''".wolf''".


* Alexander VI and his family are the subjects of Mario Puzo's final novel ''The Family''.

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* Alexander VI and his family the Borgias are the subjects of Mario Puzo's final novel ''The Family''.



* A comic book series simply called Borgia by Jodorowsky and Milo Manara takes [[PornWithPlot a rather sensationalist approach]] to the famiy's history, going even further than the usual VillainousIncest stories (he sodomizes a rebellious preacher to death on a bed of spikes, for one).

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* A comic book series simply called Borgia ''Borgia'' by Jodorowsky and Milo Manara takes [[PornWithPlot a rather sensationalist approach]] to the famiy's family's history, going even further than the usual VillainousIncest stories (he sodomizes a rebellious preacher to death on a bed of spikes, for one).


According to Catholic Doctrine, priests, and especially Popes, are supposed to be {{Celibate Hero}}es by nature and default. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia [[ReallyGetsAround was]] [[SinisterMinister neither]]. But what he lacked in holiness and piousness, he made up for in [[TheChessmaster cunning and shrewdness]]: graduating with the highest honors from a law school and made a priest (and subsequently a cardinal) by Calixtus III ([[{{Nepotism}} his uncle]]). After Pope Innocent VIII died, he went on a meteoric rise in politics through all manner of bribery and corruption to buy off the entire Council of Cardinals to vote for him. He succeeded.

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According to Catholic Doctrine, priests, and especially Popes, are supposed to be {{Celibate Hero}}es by nature and default. Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia [[ReallyGetsAround was]] [[SinisterMinister neither]]. But what he lacked in holiness and piousness, piety, he made up for in [[TheChessmaster cunning and shrewdness]]: graduating with the highest honors from a law school and made a priest (and subsequently a cardinal) by Calixtus III ([[{{Nepotism}} his uncle]]). After Pope Innocent VIII died, he went on a meteoric rise in politics through all manner of bribery and corruption to buy off the entire Council of Cardinals to vote for him. He succeeded.


Quite possibly the most infamous Pope of Pop Culture, '''Pope Alexander VI''' (1 January 1431 18 August 1503), born Rodrigo Borgia, was Pope from 1492 to 1503. His Papacy is considered the height of the Catholic Church's debauchery in the Renaissance, and his extravagances helped to trigger it.

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Quite possibly the most infamous Pope of Pop Culture, '''Pope Alexander VI''' (1 January 1431 18 August 1503), born Rodrigo Borgia, '''Rodrigo Borgia''', was Pope from 1492 to 1503. His Papacy is considered the height of the Catholic Church's debauchery in the Renaissance, and his extravagances helped to trigger it.



-->"Alexander VI did nothing else but deceive men, nor ever thought of doing otherwise, and he always found victims; for there never was a man who had greater power in asserting, or who with greater oaths would affirm a thing, yet would observe it less; nevertheless his deceits always succeeded according to his wishes, because he well understood this side of mankind."
--->-- ''Literature/ThePrince''

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-->"Alexander -->''Alexander VI did nothing else but deceive men, nor ever thought of doing otherwise, and he always found victims; for there never was a man who had greater power in asserting, or who with greater oaths would affirm a thing, yet would observe it less; nevertheless his deceits always succeeded according to his wishes, because he well understood this side of mankind."
--->-- ''Literature/ThePrince''
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* A main character in both ''Series/TheBorgias'' (played by Creator/JeremyIrons) and ''Series/Borgia'', obviously. (Yes, they are different shows.)

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* A main character in both ''Series/TheBorgias'' (played by Creator/JeremyIrons) and ''Series/Borgia'', ''Series/{{Borgia}}'', obviously. (Yes, they are different shows.)


* A main character in both ''Series/TheBorgias'' (played by Creator/JeremyIrons) and ''Borgia'', obviously.

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* A main character in both ''Series/TheBorgias'' (played by Creator/JeremyIrons) and ''Borgia'', obviously.''Series/Borgia'', obviously. (Yes, they are different shows.)

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* A comic book series simply called Borgia by Jodorowsky and Milo Manara takes [[PornWithPlot a rather sensationalist approach]] to the famiy's history, going even further than the usual VillainousIncest stories (he sodomizes a rebellious preacher to death on a bed of spikes, for one).

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