Pope Alexander VI facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsAlexander VI
|Papacy began||11 August 1492|
|Papacy ended||18 August 1503|
|Birth name||Roderic Llançol i de Borja|
1 January 1431|
Xàtiva, Kingdom of Valencia
|Died||18 August 1503
|Other Popes named Alexander|
In 1431, Lanzol y Borja born in Xàtiva, which is near Valencia in Spain. His father was Jofre Lançol. His mother was Isabella Borgia, who was a sister of Cardinal Alfonso Borgia, who later became Pope Callixtus III.
He was adopted into the immediate family of Pope Callixtus; and was known afterwards as Rodrigo Borgia.
In 1456, he was made Cardinal.
Cardinal Borgia was elected pope on August 11, 1492; and he took the name of Alexander VI.
Pope Alexander is known for writing Inter Caetera in 1493. In this papal decree, Alexander decided that some parts of South America would be Spanish or and some parts would be Portuguese.
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