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"Kings and Popes and Emperors belong to their peoples, not to their families."
―Vanozza Cattaneo[src]

Vanozza Cattaneo is a main character in the first, second and third seasons. She is portrayed by Joanne Whalley, and makes her debut in the series premiere.

Vanozza is the former mistress of Rodrigo Borgia. They have four children together; Cesare Borgia, Juan Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia and Joffre Borgia.

InformationEdit

The refined, aging mistress of Rodrigo, Vanozza is the mother of his children. Although she no longer shares the Pope's bed, she is still the matriarch of his household and a vital member of his family. When a younger woman catches the Pope's eye, Vanozza unleashes a fury that threatens to unseat him. She is later barred from her own daughter's wedding because of the impropriety of the Pope acknowledging an affair that produced children.[1]

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

PhotosEdit

Every photo of Vanozza Cattaneo on this wiki can be seen here.

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
 

Historical notesEdit

  • Vanozza was not a courtesan, as the series claims, but an Italian noblewoman from the House of Candia.[2]
  • Vanozza's husband Theo is a fusion of her three historical husbands.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.sho.com/sho/the-borgias/cast/16948/vanozza-cattaneo
  2. 2.0 2.1 http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Borgias_%282011_TV_series%29&diff=0&oldid=535775245#Historical_notes
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