Alessandro Borgia (1783-1871)

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Alessandro Borgia
Lieutenant Grand Master of the Order of Saint John
In office
1865–1871
Preceded by Filippo di Colloredo-Mels
Succeeded by Giovanni Battista Ceschi a Santa Croce
Personal details
Born 1783
Velletri
Died 1871
Rome
Nationality Italian

Alessandro Borgia (Velletri, 1783 – Palazzo Magistrale, Rome, 1871) was a leader of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, succeeding Filippo di Colloredo-Mels as its lieutenant in 1865.

Born into the Borgia noble family, he entered the order as a minor on 18 February 1797 and made his official profession to it in 1802. He took up official residence with the order in 1818, when he settled in the Jerusalemite convent in Catania, where the Order was then based, until he and the Order's other knights moved to Ferrara in 1824 and Rome in 1834, in order to keep the Order's general archive safe. He was succeeded as lieutenant by Giovanni Battista Ceschi a Santa Croce.

Source[edit]

  • (Italian) Francesco Giuseppe Terrinoni Memorie storiche della resa di Malta ai francesi nel 1798, tip. delle Belle Arti, Roma, 1867.