The Borgias, St. Francis Borgia SJ, Princess Diana, and Brooke Shields

I am interested in the Borgias lineage because the late Princess Diana, I’m a fan of, is allegedly a descendant.

Rodrigo Borgia (1431-1503), became Pope Alexander VI

Children of Rodrigo Borgia:

Cesare Borgia (1475-1507)

Juan Borgia (1476-1497), whose grandson Francis Borgia founded the Society of Jesus and canonized saint 167 years after the death of Rodrigo Borgia.

Lucrezia Borgia (1480-1519)

Descendants from Lucrezia Borgia:

Britain’s Spencers (to which Diana belongs) trace its roots to the House of Sforza whose founder, Lord of Pesaro, was Lucrezia’s first husband.

Juan Carlos I, King of Spain, is a direct descendant of the Duke of Ferrara, Lucrezia’s third husband.

Brooke Shields’ grandmother who is of noble birth traces her roots to Lucrezia.


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