Definitions for BORGIA
ˈbɔr dʒə, -ʒəbor·gia
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Calixtus III, Borgia, Alfonso Borgianoun
Italian pope whose nepotism put the Borgia family in power in Italy (1378-1458)
Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia, Duchess of Ferraranoun
Italian noblewoman and patron of the arts (1480-1519)
Borgia, Cesare Borgianoun
Italian cardinal and military leader; model for Machiavelli's prince (1475-1507)
Alexander VI, Pope Alexander VI, Borgia, Rodrigo Borgianoun
Pope and father of Cesare Borgia and Lucrezia Borgia (1431-1503)
The House of Borgia ( BOR-zhə, BOR-jə, Italian: [ˈbɔrdʒa]; Spanish and Aragonese: Borja [ˈboɾxa]; Valencian: Borja [ˈbɔɾdʒa]) was an Italian-Aragonese Spanish noble family, which rose to prominence during the Italian Renaissance. They were from Valencia, the surname being a toponymic from the town of Borja, then in the Crown of Aragon, in Spain. The Borgias became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 15th and 16th centuries, producing two popes: Alfons de Borja, who ruled as Pope Callixtus III during 1455–1458, and Rodrigo Lanzol Borgia, as Pope Alexander VI, during 1492–1503. Especially during the reign of Alexander VI, they were suspected of many crimes, including adultery, incest, simony, theft, bribery, and murder (especially murder by arsenic poisoning). Because of their grasping for power, they made enemies of the Medici, the Sforza, and the Dominican friar Girolamo Savonarola, among others. They were also patrons of the arts who contributed to the development of Renaissance art. The Borgia family stands out in history as being infamously steeped in sin and immorality, yet there is evidence to suggest that this one-dimensional characterization is a result of undeserved contemporary critiques.
Borgia is a surname of Italian origin, most notably linked with a prominent and controversial family in Renaissance Italy, holding significant political and religious powers, such as Pope Calixtus III and Pope Alexander VI. The family is often associated with deceit, ambition, and political manipulation. The Borgias also appear in several works of art, literature, and TV series symbolizing the corruption and scandal of their time.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Borgia is ranked #24305 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Borgia surname appeared 1,032 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Borgia.
94% or 971 total occurrences were White.
4.1% or 43 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
1.1% or 12 total occurrences were of two or more races.
0.4% or 5 total occurrences were Asian.
The numerical value of BORGIA in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of BORGIA in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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