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Portrait length color image of Pope Alexander VI 1496 aka. Rodrigo Borgia, by George Stuart.

Pope Alexander VI 1496

Portrait by
artist-historian George Stuart.

Courtesy George S. Stuart.
Left close up color image of Pope Alexander VI 1496 aka. Rodrigo Borgia, by George Stuart.gray spacerRight closup color image of Pope Alexander VI 1496 aka. Rodrigo Borgia, by George Stuart.
Text: Signature image of Pope Alexander VI 1496 aka. Rodrigo Borgia, by George Stuart.

One of the “Infamous Seven”

A member of a dynasty of Spanish popes, he was seen as one of the “seven bad popes,” but he was no worse than others of his time. He bought his election to the papacy, practiced nepotism with his large family, and tried to strengthen the papacy through conquest of central Italy. His lifestyle made him infamous, and rather likable! For a detailed description of his papal vestments and regalia, please see our blog.

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