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Pope Alexander, VI
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-Anonymous
 Added: Feb. 17, 2014
 

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Feb. 8, 2014
 

- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 1, 2014
 

- DENA ANN
 Added: Dec. 27, 2013
 
Pope Alexander VI (Latin: Alexander PP. VI, Italian: Alessandro VI, or Alexander Sextus), born Roderic Llançol i de Borja (Castilian Spanish: Rodrigo Lanzol; 1 January 1431 – 18 August 1503) was the head of the Catholic Church from 11 August 1492 to his death in 1503. You were one of the most controversial of the Renaissance popes, and your Italianized Valencian surname Borgia became a byword for libertinism and nepotism, which are traditionally considered as characterizing your papacy. However, your reputation is mostly drawn from your enemies, the Italian prelates and barons whose power you subverted. Two of your successors, Sixtus V and Urban VIII, described you as one of the most outstanding popes since St. Peter.Your reputation rests more on his considerable skills as a diplomat, politician, and civil administrator rather than as a pastor, although regarding the latter you were no less effective than any of the other renaissance pontiffs. You were elected on the death of Pope Innocent VIII on 25 July 1492, the three likely candidates for the Papacy were cardinals Borgia, seen as an independent candidate, Ascanio Sforza for the Milanese, and Giuliano della Rovere seen as a pro-French candidate. It was rumoured but not substantiated that Borgia succeeded in buying the largest number of votes and Sforza, in particular, was bribed with four mule-loads of silver. This was portrayed in the Showtime TV series The Borgias (2011) but is a popular falsehood about Pope Alexander. Mallett shows that Borgia was in the lead from the start and that the rumours of simony began after the election with the distribution of benefices, and that Sforza and della Rovere were just as willing and able to bribe as anyone else.The benefices and offices granted to Sforza, moreover, would be worth considerably more than four mule-loads of silver. Johann Burchard, the conclave's master of ceremonies and a leading figure of the papal household under several popes, recorded in his diary that the 1492 conclave was a particularly expensive campaign. Della Rovere was bankrolled to the cost of 200,000 gold ducats by King Charles VIII of France, with another 100,000 supplied by the Republic of Genoa. You were elected on 11 August 1492, assuming the name of Alexander VI (due to confusion about the status of Pope Alexander V elected by the Council of Pisa). Giovanni di Lorenzo de' Medici (later Pope Leo X) is rumored to have sharply criticized the election and issued the much quoted warning: Now we are in the power of a wolf, the most rapacious perhaps that this world has ever seen. And if we do not flee, he will inevitably devour us. It was Cesare was preparing for another expedition in August 1503 when, after he and you had dined with Cardinal Adriano da Corneto on 6 August, they were taken ill with fever a few days later. Cesare, whose skin allegedly peeled off as a consequence of certain drastic measures to save you, eventually recovered; but on Saturday, the 12th of August, 1503, you fell ill in the morning. After the hour of vespers, between six and seven o'clock a feve appeared and remained permanently. On the 15th of August thirteen ounces of blood were drawn from you and the tertian ague supervened. On Thursday, the 17th of August, at nine o'clock in the forenoon you took medicine. On Friday, the 18th, between nine and ten o'clock he confessed to the Bishop Gamboa of Carignola, who then read Mass to you. After you Communion you had received the Eucharist to the Pope who was sitting in bed. Then he ended the Mass at which were present five cardinals, Serra, Juan and Francesco Borgia, Casanova and Loris. You told them that you felt very bad. At the hour of vespers after Gamboa had given him Extreme Unction, you died. You were 72 years old.As for your true faults, known only to your confessor, you apparently died genuinely repentant. The bishop of Gallipoli, Alexis Celadoni, spoke of the pontiff's contrition during his funeral oration to the electors of your successor, pope Pius III. Remebering you after 510 years, may you rest in peace!
- MFPS
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
 

- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 18, 2013
 
May God forgive us all. Rest in Peace, Rodrigo.
- K. Williams
 Added: Aug. 10, 2013
 
Roderic Llançol i de Borgia, Pope Alexander VI (1431 - 1503) a truly special and colorful man.
- Charlene Patton
 Added: Jun. 21, 2013
 

- melinda
 Added: Jun. 18, 2013
 
Pope Alexander VI On the first day of January be always remembered as your birthday your holiness, happy 582nd birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 1, 2013
 

- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 1, 2013
 
R.I.P.
- Michael Gorman
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012
 

-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 18, 2012
 

- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 18, 2012
 

- liz in brooklyn
 Added: Aug. 14, 2012
 

- P. David Eastburn
 Added: Jul. 12, 2012
 
I light a candle for Pope Alexander VI ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
 
Pope Alexander VI On the first day of January be always remembered as your birthday your holiness, happy 581st birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 1, 2012
 

- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 1, 2012
 
Pope Alexander VI On this day of August be always remembered as the passing of both of Pope Paul IV and yourself, may you both rest in peace on this day!
- MFPS
 Added: Aug. 18, 2011
 

 Added: Aug. 18, 2011
 

- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 18, 2011
 

- Rebecca
 Added: Jun. 25, 2011
 
May You Now Rest In Peace, Pope Alexander!
- Eman Bonnici
 Added: Jan. 16, 2011
 
Pope Alexander VI On the first day of January be always remembered as your birthday your holiness, happy 580th birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 1, 2011
 

- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 1, 2011
 

- la vita eterna
 Added: Nov. 23, 2010
 
May you be welcomed into God's kingdom on this day
- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 18, 2010
 

- lisa greenman
 Added: Aug. 17, 2010
 

- Karen
 Added: Apr. 13, 2010
 
we all pray for you
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 21, 2010
 
God bless and Rest in peace.
- Gavin Stevenson
 Added: Jan. 1, 2010
 
& Happy Birthday!
- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 1, 2010
 

- purple-lady
 Added: Oct. 10, 2009
 
Pope Alexander VI On this day of August be always remembered as the passing of both of Pope Paul IV and yourself, may you both rest in peace on this day!
- MFPS
 Added: Aug. 18, 2009
 

- SAS/DAS
 Added: Aug. 18, 2009
 
May you be in God's care on this anniversary day
- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 18, 2009
 

- Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 11, 2009
 

- C.L. Panagopulos
 Added: Jan. 7, 2009
 
Pope Alexander VI On the first day of January be always remembered as your birthday your holiness, happy birthday!
- MFPS
 Added: Jan. 1, 2009
 
& Happy Birthday! RIP
- Cindy
 Added: Jan. 1, 2009
 

- Lisa Moore Parker
 Added: Aug. 18, 2008
 

- Debbie Baughman
 Added: Aug. 18, 2008
 

- Floral Designer
 Added: Aug. 18, 2008
 

- Dave Reno
 Added: Aug. 18, 2008
 
May God grant you mercy on this anniversary day
- Cindy
 Added: Aug. 18, 2008
 

- brenda joyce
 Added: Jul. 22, 2008
 
Please pray for me.Ask God to show me his love and mercy.Rest in peace.Amen.
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 31, 2008
 

- Jan
 Added: Jan. 10, 2008
 

- daniel1903
 Added: Jan. 2, 2008
 
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