This expansive drama series stars Oscar winner Jeremy Irons in his Golden Globe-nominated role as Pope Alexander VI, the cunning, manipulative patriarch of the infamous Borgia dynasty, who builds an empire by bribing, buying and muscling his way into the papacy.
Runtime: 60 minutes
The Borgias - Cesare Borgia - Netflix
Cesare Borgia (Italian pronunciation: [ˈtʃeːzare ˈbɔrdʒa]; Catalan: [ˈsɛzər ˈβɔrʒə]; Spanish: César Borja, [ˈθesar ˈβorxa]; 13 September 1475 – 12 March 1507), Duke of Valentinois, was an Italian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal with Aragonese origin, whose fight for power was a major inspiration for The Prince by Machiavelli. He was the son of Pope Alexander VI (r. 1492–1503, born Rodrigo Borgia) and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. He was the brother of Lucrezia Borgia; Giovanni Borgia (Juan), Duke of Gandia; and Gioffre Borgia (Jofré in Valencian), Prince of Squillace. He was half-brother to Don Pedro Luis de Borja (1460–88) and Girolama de Borja, children of unknown mothers. After initially entering the church and becoming a cardinal on his father's election to the Papacy, he became the first person to resign a cardinalcy after the death of his brother in 1498. His father set him up as a prince with territory carved from the Papal States, but after his father's death he was unable to retain power for long. According to Machiavelli this was not due to a lack of foresight, but rather, his own illness.
The Borgias - Video games - Netflix
Cesare Borgia is featured as the main antagonist and final boss in the 2010 video game Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, the Pope's son and commander of the Papal army, a man with ambitions who wants to unite and rule all of Italy. He is considered one of the best Assassin's Creed villains. He also appears in the remastered version Assassin's Creed: The Ezio Collection.
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