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- Borgia, Cesare 1476?-1507; It. military leader & cardinal: son of Pope Alexander VI
- Borgia, Lucrezia 1480-1519; duchess of Ferrara: patroness of the arts: sister of Cesare
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Italian family, influential from the 14th to the 16th century, that included the son and daughter of Pope Alexander VI. Cesare (1475?-1507), a religious, military, and political leader, was the model for Machiavelli's The Prince. Lucrezia (1489-1519), the Duchess of Ferrara, was a patron of learning and the arts.