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"I do tend to win whatever battles I fight."
―Rodrigo Borgia[src]

Rodrigo Borgia also known as Pope Alexander VI is a main character in the first, second and third seasons. He is portrayed by Jeremy Irons, and makes his debut in the series premiere.

Rodrigo is the Pope of Rome. He is ruthlessly ambitious and utterly devoted to his family. He is the father of Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia, Juan Borgia and Joffre Borgia.

InformationEdit

BackgroundEdit

He was made cardinal at about the same age as his son, Cesare.[1]

Season oneEdit

The head of the Borgia clan is an interesting dichotomy of a man. Both ruthlessly ambitious and utterly devoted to his family, he uses his position in the Catholic church to acquire power, influence, and wealth. He is incredibly shrewd and manages to outmaneuver his rivals at every turn. But he also enjoys the carnal pleasures of life, particularly the company of beautiful women, and this leaves him open to his enemies.[2]

Season twoEdit

The head of the Borgia clan uses his position in the Catholic church to acquire and consolidate power, influence, and wealth. His undying devotion to his derelict favorite son Juan has been a chink in his otherwise impenetrable armor, and has wreaked havoc for him both personally and professionally. Juan's unfortunate fate has left Alexander reeling and untethered, and it may have provided his enemies the prime opportunity to destroy the Borgia family.[3]

Season threeEdit

AppearancesEdit

Season one appearances
The Poisoned Chalice The Assassin The Moor
Lucrezia's Wedding The Borgias in Love The French King
Death, on a Pale Horse The Art of War Nessuno (Nobody)
Season two appearances
The Borgia Bull Paolo The Beautiful Deception Stray Dogs The Choice
Day of Ashes The Siege at Forli Truth and Lies World of Wonders The Confession
Season three appearances
The Face of Death The Purge Siblings The Banquet of Chestnuts The Wolf and the Lamb
Relics Lucrezia's Gambit Tears of Blood The Gunpowder Plot The Prince

Family treeEdit

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Rodrigo Borgia
 
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Vanozza Cattaneo
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Charlotte of Albret
 
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Cesare Borgia
 
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Lucrezia Borgia
(b. 1477/1478)
 
 
 
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Paolo
Deceased
 
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Maria Enriquez de Luna
 
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Juan Borgia
(d. 1498)
 
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Sancia of Naples
 
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Joffre Borgia
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Giovanni Sforza
Deceased
 
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Alfonso of Aragon
Deceased
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Giovanni Borgia
 

ReferencesEdit

  1. "The Assassin"
  2. http://www.bravo.ca/Shows/Borgias/Characters
  3. http://www.sho.com/sho/the-borgias/cast/16736/rodrigo-borgia
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