- Alexander VI
- (1431–1503)Pope.Alexander, a nephew of Pope Callistus III, was born Rodrigo Borgia in Spain. At the age of twenty-five he became a Cardinal and was appointed Chancellor of the Roman Church in 1457. His scandalous private life earned a rebuke from Pope Pius II, but he was influential during the pontificates of Paul II and sixtus iv. Although he was known to be the father of Cesare and Lucrezia Borgia, he was elected Pope in 1492. It was during his reign that the New World was divided between Spain and Portugal. His patronage of the arts, the excommunication and subsequent execution of the reformer Girolamo savonarola and the general opportunism and corruption of his court were the significant features of his Pontificate. The activities of Popes such as Alexander gave the sixteenthcentury Protestant Reformers grounds for criticising the Roman Catholic Church.P. de Roo (ed.), Materials for a History of Pope Alexander VI, 5 vols (1924);G. Parker, At the Court of the Borgia (1963);H. Vander Linden, ‘Alexander VI and the demarkation of the maritime and colonial domains of Spain and Portugal, 1493–1494’, American Historical Review, xxii (1917).
Who’s Who in Christianity . 2014.
Look at other dictionaries:
Alexander I. — Alexander hießen folgende Herrscher: Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herrscher namens Alexander 1.1 Alexander I. 1.2 Alexander II. 1.3 Alexander III. 1.4 Alexander IV … Deutsch Wikipedia
Alexander — stammt vom altgriechischen Namen Αλέξανδρος, Aléxandros, und bedeutet so viel wie Der die (fremden) Männer abwehrt und Der Beschützer. Die Bedeutung des Namens wird auch in Zusammenhang mit einem Golem in der jüdischen Mythologie gebracht,… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Alexander — Alexander, Christopher Alexander, islas de Alexander, sir Harold * * * (as used in expressions) William Alexander Abbott Agassiz, Alexander (Emmanuel Rodolphe) Alexander, archipiélago Alexander, Harold (Rupert Leofric George) Alexander, 1 conde… … Enciclopedia Universal
Alexander VI — Pope Alexander VI † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Pope Alexander VI Rodrigo Borgia, born at Xativa, near Valencia, in Spain, 1 January, 1431; died in Rome, 18 August, 1503. His parents were Jofre Lançol and Isabella Borja, sister of … Catholic encyclopedia
ALEXANDER° — ALEXANDER°, name of three Russian czars. ALEXANDER I, czar of Russia 1801–25. Alexander I s character and actions were to a large extent shaped by the vicissitudes he experienced in his struggle against napoleon . His ties with Metternich and the … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Alexander — puede refererirse a: Alexander Artículos en Wikipedia Todas las páginas que comienzan por «Alexander» Contenido 1 Personajes 2 … Wikipedia Español
Alexander V — • Pietro Philarghi, born c. 1339, on the island of Crete (Candia), whence his appellation, Peter of Candia; elected 26 June, 1409; died at Bologna, 3 May, 1410 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Alexander V … Catholic encyclopedia
Alexander — Alexander, AR U.S. town in Arkansas Population (2000): 614 Housing Units (2000): 305 Land area (2000): 0.448323 sq. miles (1.161152 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.448323 sq. miles (1.161152 sq … StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places
Alexander I — may refer to:*Alexander I of Macedon, king of Macedon 495 450 B.C. *Alexander I of Epirus King of Epirus about 342 B.C. *Pope Alexander I, Pope from 106 to 115 *Alexander I of Scotland (c. 1078 1124), King of Scotland *Alexandru I cel Bun… … Wikipedia
ALEXANDER° — ALEXANDER°, name of seven popes. The following are the most significant for Jewish history: ALEXANDER II, reigned 1061–73, consistently followed the policy set by Pope gregory the Great at the end of the sixth century of applying suasion rather… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
ALEXANDER — (c. 36–7 B.C.E.), son of herod and mariamne . As Herod s heir presumptive, Alexander was educated in Rome with his younger brother Aristobulus from c. 23–17 B.C.E. On his return to Judea he married Glaphyra, the daughter of Archelaus, king of… … Encyclopedia of Judaism