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| The head of the Borgia clan is an interesting dichotomy of a man. Both ruthlessly ambitious and utterly devoted to his family, he uses his position in the Catholic church to acquire power, influence and wealth. He is incredibly shrewd and manages to outmaneuver his rivals at every turn. But he also enjoys the carnal pleasures of life, particularly the company of beautiful women, and this leaves him open to his enemies. *Source Showtime|
The brilliant administrator and Vice Chancellor of the Curia ascends the throne of St Peter and immediately sets about ordering his own house. Juan is promoted to Captain General of the Papal Armies and his plans are laid for the legal elevation of his own illegitimate son to the cardinalate. Lucrezia's value as a marriage pawn leads the pope to a union with one of the most powerful clans in Italy, the Sforza of Milan.
| Family members: |
Sons Cesare Borgia, Juan Borgia and Joffre Borgia, Daughter Lucrezia Borgia
Mistress, Vanozza Dei Cattanei who was the mother of four of Rodrigo's children (although rumoured not the father of Joffre)
Mistress, Giulia Farnese, Bianca Gonzaga (noblewoman), Vittoria (painter's apprentice)
Cardinal Giuliano della Rovere, Charles VIII of France
| Allies: |
Season 1: Cardinal Ascanio Sforza, helped secure the other cardinal's votes at the Conclave of 1492. His alliance changed to enmity later.
Victim(s): Prince Djem (at the hands of his sons, by his orders)
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