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Alexander VI

Born: 1431 AD
Died: 1503 AD

1431 – Alexander VI was born Rodrigo Borgia in Valencia, Spain on January 1, 1431.

1450 – Studied law at Bologna and became bishop, cardinal and vice-chancellor of the church after his uncle became pope.

1492 – He became Alexander VI when he was crowned Pope on August 11, 1492.

1493 – With the power vested in the papal bull Inter Caetera, on May 4, 1493 he divided the title of lands between Spain and Portugal. In order to secure his position, he sought Charles VIII of France. He encouraged the French king in his scheme for the conquest of Naples.

1503 – Died at the age of seventy-two on August 18, 1503.