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Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, Pope with the name of Alexander VI, is considered one of the most cruel and lussoriosi popes in history.    He led a life full of intrigue and dirty business: he had 4 children from the Vannozza Cattanei (including Cesare and Lucrezia), one of Giulia Farnese, and three other women.  Skilled in manipulating the next cardinal had become his own son Cesare, and pushed Lucrezia to marry Giovanni Sforza, Lord of Pesaro, with the aim of forming  alliances that could be…

Pope Alexander VI 1431 – 1503 Last name Borgia pope from 1492 until his death in He was considered one of the most evil popes of all. He made law to censor Books written that he didn't agree with.

Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu:  Armand Jean du Plessis, or more commonly referred to as Cardinal Richelieu, served as the chief minister to Louix XIII, the King of France, from 1624 to 1642.  He was a staunch advocate of an absolutist monarchy in France.

Louis XIII and Cardinal Richelieu: Armand Jean du Plessis, or more commonly referred to as Cardinal Richelieu, served as the chief minister to Louix XIII, the King of France, from 1624 to He was a staunch advocate of an absolutist monarchy in France.

Sir Thomas Lawrence. Pope Pius VII (1742-1823). Detail. Olga's Gallery.

Sir Thomas Lawrence. Pope Pius VII (1742-1823). Detail. Olga's Gallery.

Pope Clemente XIII Rezzonico

Papa Clemente XIII Rezzonico - Ca’ Rezzonico – Wikipedia

Clement XII  Papacy began	12 July 1730  Papacy ended	6 February 1740  Predecessor	Benedict XIII  Successor	Benedict XIV  Orders  Consecration	18 June 1690  by Flavio Chigi  Created Cardinal	17 May 1706  Personal details  Birth name	Lorenzo Corsini  Born	7 April 1652  Florence, Grand Duchy of Tuscany  Died	6 February 1740 (aged 87)  Rome, Papal State

Pope Clement XII- born, Lorenzo Corsini on April 1652 in Florence the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, Italy, died, February 1740 yrs. Papacy from died of gout.

Pope Alexander VII, ca. 1665 (Giovanni Battista Gaulli, il Baciccio) (1639-1709) Location TBD

Alexander VII Papacy began 7 April 1655 Papacy ended 22 May

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