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    (July 13, 1442-November 24, 1518)
    Born in Mantua, Italy
    Mistress of Pope Alexander VI
    Mother to Giovanni, Cesare, Lucrezia and Gioffre Borgia
    She was a materialistic social climber, who married 4 times.
    She bore 4 of the most scandalous people in Renaissance history, involved in murder, incest, bribery, rape, adultery and any other vice that existed.
    Eldest son Giovanni was a pompous, gambling-addicted drunk.
    Cesare, when not killing and imprisoning enemies, allegedly fathered a son with sister Lucrezia, and committed fratricide against Giovanni due to his lust for power and their mutual mistress, sister-in-law Sancha.
    Lucrezia reportedly poisoned those she held a grudge against.
    Gioffre was branded a lazy cuckold.
    She was an acclaimed beauty.
    She was known for her quick wit.
    She proved a skilled businesswoman.
    Pope Alexander supplanted her with teenager Giulia Farnese.
    After her romance with the Pope cooled he remained devoted to their children.
    She made generous donations to charities.

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