Pope Alexander VI
|Papacy began||11 August 1492|
|Papacy ended||18 August 1503|
|Birth name||Roderic Llançol i de Borja|
|Born||1 January 1431|
Xàtiva, Kingdom of Valencia
|Died||18 August 1503 (aged 72)|
|Other popes named Alexander|
Pope Alexander VI (Latin: Alexander Sextus; 1431–1503), born Rodrigo Lanzol y Borja, was an Spanish cleric of the Roman Catholic Church and the 215th Pope from 1492 to 1503.
Early life[change | change source]
In 1431, Lanzol y Borja born in Xàtiva, which is near Valencia in Spain. His father was Jofre Lançol. His mother was Isabella Borgia, who was a sister of Cardinal Alfonso Borgia, who later became Pope Callixtus III.
He was adopted into the immediate family of Pope Callixtus; and was known afterwards as Rodrigo Borgia.
Cardinal[change | change source]
In 1456, he was made Cardinal.
Pope[change | change source]
Cardinal Borgia was elected pope on August 11, 1492; and he took the name of Alexander VI.
Pope Alexander is known for writing Inter Caetera in 1493. In this papal decree, Alexander decided that some parts of South America would be Spanish or and some parts would be Portuguese.
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- ↑ "List of Popes," Catholic Encyclopedia (2009); retrieved 2012-6-20.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 "Pope Alexander VI", Catholic Encyclopedia; retrieved 2012-6-20.
- ↑ National Museum of the American Indian, "Stolen People on Stolen Land" Archived 2013-09-14 at the Wayback Machine; retrieved 2012-6-20.
Other websites[change | change source]
Media related to Alexander VI at Wikimedia Commons
- Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. .
- Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church, Borja y Borja, Rodrigo de Archived 2015-04-30 at the Wayback Machine
- The Borgias at IMDb