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Cesare Borgia (1475 – 1507)


Of the House of Borgia, was the son of Pope Alexander VI who appointed him as a military leader.
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Cesare Borgia
Aut Caesar, aut nihil. (et nihil fuit)
Borgia quotes
"The constellations this year seem unfavourable to rebels."
Borgia
"Diet of bankrupts... To-day, Messer Paolo is to visit me, and to-morrow there will be the cardinal; and thus they think to befool me, at their pleasure. But I, on my side, am only dallying with them. I listen to all they have to say and bide my own time."




Borgia Cesare quotes
"Ah! Falso ribaldo!"
Borgia Cesare
"The object of his campaign has not been to tyrannise, but to extirpate tyrants."
Cesare Borgia quotes
"A matter which would be easily accomplished, as the best men of that State have already offered themselves to me."
Cesare Borgia
"Without any sign of alteration."
Borgia Cesare quotes
"[I] had not forgotten the way to reconquer it [Urbino]."
Borgia
"There is no city, country-side, or castle, nor any place in all Romagna, nor officer or minister of the duke's, who does not know of these abuses; and, amongst others, the famine of wheat occasioned by the traffic which he held against our express prohibition, sending out such quantities as would abundantly have sufficed for the people and the army."
Borgia Cesare
"Most Illustrious and most Excellent Lady, our very dear Sister,- Confident of the circumstance that there can be no more efficacious and salutary medicine for the indisposition from which you are at present suffering than the announcement of good and happy news, we advise you that at this very moment we have received sure tidings of the capture of Camerino. We beg that you will do honour to this message by an immediate improvement, and inform us of it, because, tormented as we are to know you so ill, nothing, not even this felicitous event, can suffice to afford us pleasure. We beg you also kindly to convey the present to the Illustrious Lord Don Alfonso, your husband and our beloved Brother-in-law, to whom we are not writing to-day."
Cesare Borgia
"This is what I wanted to tell Monsignor di Volterra [Soderini] when he came to Urbino, but I could not entrust him with the secret. Now that my opportunity has come, I have known very well how to make use of it, and I have done a great service to your masters."




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