Joffre Borgia

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Name: Joffre Borgia
Position: Youngest son of the Pope, Duke of Squillace
Personality type: Quiet/unassuming, caring
Endearing trait(s):He is endeared by both of his parents and his wife for his youth and innocence
Strength(s): Nobility, his love for his family
Weakness(es): None on the show, save for his sad fate as a pawn for his father's ambitions
Quirks: None on the show, though he liked to play with his brother Cesare's doves

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"I will marry anyone you like if it helps you to sleep"
to father Rodrigo

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Poor Joffre Borgia. Like his sister Lucrezia, he is used--via arranged marriage--in order to further his father's ambitions. Though he is innocent in his pre-pubescence, he is not completely unaware that he is being used (as he realizes that his marriage is to keep Pope Alexander VI at ease), but unfortunately his innocence extends beyond the political endeavors of his father and into the personal indiscretions of his brother Juan.

(As a character on the show, he suffers fromChuck Cunningham Syndrome, and we do not see him or his wife after Season 1 Episode 9, "Nessuno". Thus, we do not get to follow the rest of his story.)

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Family members:
Father - Rodrigo Borgia/Pope Alexander VI
Mother - Vanozza Cattaneo
Older Brother - Cesare Borgia
Older Brother - Juan Borgia
Older Sister - Lucrezia Borgia
Father-in-law: King Ferrante of Naples
Brother-in-law: Prince Alfonso of Naples

Romance(s): Sancia, his wife

Friends: N/A

Enemies: His father's ambitions, Juan Borgia (even though he doesn't realize it)

Allies: N/A

: Sancia of Aragon, Duchessa of Squillace

Victim(s): N/A

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  • "Must we all get married, then?" - Joffre to Pope Alexander VI(Season 1 Episode 4, "Lucrezia's Wedding")
  • "I will marry anyone you like if it helps you to sleep." - Joffre to Pope Alexander (Season 1 Episode 4, "Lucrezia's Wedding")
  • "So she is not pretty? And she is not kind? ...I will only marry once, mother." (Season 1 Episode 6, "The French King")

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  • Discussing marriage and the politics of Italy with his father(Season 1 Episode 4, "Lucrezia's Wedding")
  • Drinking a glass of milk while preparing for his wedding night(Season 1 Episode 6, "The French King")
  • Playing with his brother Cesare's doves while his wife sleeps with his brother(Season 1 Episode 7, "Death on a Pale Horse")

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How does Joffre Borgia in The Borgias compare to actual history? Compare the facts with the fiction below!

  • Joffre and Sancia are several years apart in age
  • Joffre and Lucrezia look about 4 (or more) years in age
  • Joffre and his father have a loving relationship
  • Joffre and Sancia disappear from Rome (and the show) after the end of Season 1
  • Joffre and Sancia were only 3 years apart in age
  • Joffre and Lucrezia were only 2 years apart in age
  • Joffre and his father Pope Alexander VI are said to have a strained relationship, as the pope saw his youngest son by Vanozza dei Cattanei as weak with no ambition
  • Joffre and Sancia remain in Rome after their marriage, despite his dukedom in Squillace (which is on the very far edge of the coast on the south of "the boot"), which led to the affairs that Sancia is said to have had with both of Joffre's brothers, Cesare and Juan
  • It is rumored that Joffre is a prime suspect in his brother Juan's murder due to his wife's affair with him, though Juan's murder has never been solved
  • Joffre Borgia married twice: Once to Sancia and then to Maria de Mila (after Sancia left him a widower)

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