Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503)
Borja (better known by the Italian spelling of the name, Borgia) was an influential Spanish family during the Renaissance. Callixtus III was a pope. His nephew, Alexander VI, also a pope, was a brilliant man notorious for his unpontifical private life.