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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Borgia Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503)
    • n Borgia Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
    • n Borgia Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
    • n Borgia Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
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In literature:

This event ended an epoch and a reign of terror, and it pilloried the name of Borgia for ever.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 2" by Francis Marion Crawford
Everyone has read about Caesar Borgia, his murders, his treacheries and his end, and he is held up to us as a type of monstrous wickedness.
"Ave Roma Immortalis, Vol. 1" by Francis Marion Crawford
Donizetti's opera "Lucrezia Borgia" presented in New Orleans.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Do not think of Cesar Borgia or of any drunken philosophy that elevates him to its escutcheon.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Cesar Borgia is dead.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 3" by Various
The French saw, wondered, shuddered, and played upon their camp stage the tragedy of the Borgias.
"Euphorion" by Vernon Lee
The foul sight and the stench of the corpse of the Empress Isabella opened the eyes of Francis Borgia to the folly of a worldly life.
"Vocations Explained" by Anonymous
Lucrezia Borgia could not have bungled less!
"A Monk of Cruta" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
The Chinese Borgia's next act of violence found a barbarian for its victim.
"Historic Tales, Vol. 12 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
Lucrezia Borgia was a novice, a mere babe in toxicology.
"The Witches of New York" by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
Her career in crime was such as to place her among the Messalinas and Lucrezia Borgias of history.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
If it were Lucretia Borgia, he thought, then he might be dead.
"Castle of Terror" by E.J. Liston
Have we quite forgotten Nero, and Lucretia Borgia, and Catherine de Medici?
"The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Exodus" by G. A. Chadwick
It savors of Machiavelli and Borgia.
"Whispering Wires" by Henry Leverage
His son, Cesare Borgia, and his daughter, Lucrezia, are equally notorious with himself.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
I can credit any villainy that a Caesar Borgia would have been guilty of, or Satan himself would rejoice in.
"Familiar Letters of John Adams and His Wife Abigail Adams During the Revolution" by John Adams
The poison of the Borgias was celebrated once; cold-hearted courtiers shivered at its name.
"Speeches, Addresses, and Occasional Sermons, Volume 1 (of 3)" by Theodore Parker
As a school exercise he penned an ode to Cesare Borgia.
"Romain Rolland" by Stefan Zweig
Garnett on Borgia poisonings.
"The Century of Columbus" by James J. Walsh
We do not live in the age of the Borgias.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 4, April, 1852" by Various

In poetry:

I shall not want Society in Heaven,
Lucretia Borgia shall be my Bride;
Her anecdotes will be more amusing
Than Pipit's experience could provide.
"A Cooking Egg" by T S Eliot
To the sewers and sinks
With all such drinks,
And after them tumble the mixer;
For a poison malign
Is such Borgia wine,
Or at best but a Devil's Elixir.
"Catawba Wine. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In news:

Gregorio Borgia / The Associated Press Pope Benedict XVI is cheered by a crowd of faithful at the end of Palm Sunday mass in St Peter's square at the Vatican today.
Donizetti's LUCREZIA BORGIA, Sept 22nd at 1 pm.
Renee Fleming sings the title role in Donizetti's LUCREZIA BORGIA .
How would you respond if Cesare Borgia invited you to dinner.
Cesare Borgia was the bad boy of the Renaissance.
Updated Wednesday, Nov 14, 2012, at 3:45 p.m. Gregorio Borgia, files/AP Photo.
Erica Lea Borgia, daughter of Mr and Mrs Joseph A and Brenda Lea Alex Borgia of Waterford, is engaged to Zachary Joe Nott, son of Mr and Mrs Bill and Char Nott of Arapahoe, Neb.
This young knight was ambushed and killed in 1501 at Imola because of a quarrel over a shirt, while serving in the army of Cesare Borgia.
'The Borgias,' one of two projects being shopped on the venal family, may wind up outselling 'The Tudors.'.
She was born Dec 26, 1955, in Johnsonburg, daughter of the late Orlando (Popeye) and Borgia McDivitt Maletto.
Columbus Mileposts Dec 7, 1938: Ohio electrocutes ' Blonde Borgia.
Not since the D-Day landing in 1944 has a French beach seen such a Canadian invasion, this time to find the next "The Tudors" or "The Borgias" multinational drama.
Blood & Chrome, which stars Luke Pasqualino ( The Borgias ) and Ben Cotton ( Alcatraz ), will premiere on the Machinima YouTube channel Friday, November 9 before the SyFy premiere.
In 'The Borgias,' Lucretia's hair reflects her status -- and the scene.
Jeremy Irons, shown here as Rodrigo Borgia in the second season of "The Borgias.".

In science:

Bertotti S., Balbinot R., Borgia S., Messina A., p.221, Cambridge Univ.
Practical cosmology and cosmological physics