Cesare Borgia

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Cesare Borgia (1475–1507) was the son of Pope Alexander VI. He benefited from Pope Alexander VI's nepotism (placing family in important roles) and became ruler of Romagna, a historical region of Italy, by murdering those who opposed him. He was banished by Pope Julius II and died during the invasion of Castile.[1] His policies were famously described by Niccolò Machiavelli in The Prince.[2]

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  1. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Borgia, Cesare" . Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.
  2. Mallett, Michael Edward. (1 January 2023). "Cesare Borgia". Encyclopædia Britannica (online ed.). Cambridge University Press.