1475 - Born on the 13th of September at Rome to Cardinal Rodrigo de Lanzol y Borja, soon to become Pope Alexander VI.
1490 - At the age of 15 he was made Bishop of Pamplona.
1493 - He was made Cardinal at the age of 18.
1498 - On 17th of August, he became the first person in history to resign the cardinalate.
- The French king Louis XII named him Duke of Valentinois, which explains the nickname "Valentino."
1499 - On 10th of May, he married Charlotte d'Albret.
1503 - He was seized and imprisoned by his political enemies, led by Pope Julius II.
1504 - Exiled to Spain.
1506 - Escaped from a Spanish prison and joined his brother-in-law, King John III of Navarre.
1507 - Died on 11th of March at the siege of Viana, at the age of 31.
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