Information about Pope Alexander VI

Pope Alexander VI (1 January 1431 - 18 August 1503)

Pope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo de Borja (Valencian: Roderic Llançol i de Borja, Spanish: Rodrigo Lanzol y de Borja), was Pope from 11 August 1492 until his death. He is one of the most controversial of the Renaissance popes, partly because he acknowledged fathering several children by his mistresses. Therefore his Italianized Valencian surname, Borgia, became a byword for libertinism and nepotism, which are traditionally considered as characterizing his pontificate. Two of Alexander's successors, the controversial pontiffs Sixtus V and Urban VIII, described him as one of the most outstanding popes since Saint Peter.

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Papa Alexander Sextus (Pope Alexander VI) Flag of Holy See Holy See 11 August 1492 18 August 1503
Papa Alexander Sextus (Pope Alexander VI) Flag of Papal States Papal States 11 August 1492 18 August 1503
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