Angela Borgia

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Angela Borgia
Lady of Sassuolo
Spouse(s) Alessandro Pio di Savoia, lord of Sassuolo
Full name
Angela Borgia or Angela de Borja
Noble family House of Borja or Borgia
Father Guillem-Ramón de Borja y Sanoguera
Mother Isabel de Montcada
Born c. 1486
Rome, Italy
Died c. 1520-1522
Sassuolo, Italy

Angela Borgia or Borja, Mrs. Sassuolo . Born in Rome (c. 1486) - Died in Sassuolo (c. 1520-1522).

Illegitimate daughter of Guillem Ramon de Borja and Sanoguera (who was in Rome in the service of Pope Alexander VI, died in 1503), son of Bob and Montcada Otic and his wife Violant Sanoguera. Otic was son of Escrivà Galceran de Borja and his wife Isabel de Moncada, Moncada Ot daughter of his second wife, Constança Diec. Her mother was Isabel de Montcada. She was also a niece of Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, later Pope Alexander VI .

Confusion of people and identities[edit]

Not to be confused with her sister Angela Borgia and Castellverd ; born of the marriage by her father with Violant Castellverd Sanç, of which married Rodrigo Rois de Corella, becoming the Countess of Cocentaina or with a third figure of the same name (and not last), Angela Borgia and Moncada Llançol and that, too, in 1506 settled its Llançol Lluís married. As well mention it, the priest and Spanish historian Miquel Batllori i Munné, in his work "The family of Borjas”'.


In her youth she lived in Rome alongside her cousin Lucretia Borgia, whom she accompanied to Ferrara when she married Alfonso I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara .

Appreciation of her beauty[edit]

Considered as a woman of great beauty, elegance, romantic, with an exquisitely feminine personality. She was absolutely trustworthy friend, confidant of the innermost secrets, favorite companion and assistant to her favorite cousin Lucretia. She won the praise of men of letters as Diomede Guidalotti who dedicated two sonnets to her, and even Ludovico Ariosto I dedicate the last song of the Orlando Furioso . Pietro Bembo 's ideal, as an "angel that can pray for me." On 1 August 1504, from Venice, in the dedication of his "Gli devastate" the duchess Lucrezia Borgia (published in Venice in 1505), refers back to his Angela, indicating that Lucrecia, his cousin and maiden, is "the brave face and Angela Borgia Madonna".

Lady of discord: the rivalry of her two suitors of the House of Este[edit]

While in Ferrara serving Lucretia, she attracted the attention of Cardinal Ippolito and illegitimate Giulio brothers Alfonso I d'Este, who were already alienated by ancient and continuing disagreements, with mutual resentment. This situation between them escalated when both fell in love with Angela. Both of them began competing for her love and affection. The beautiful and very young girl said preferred Giulio one day, and went to state publicly that only the eyes of her favourite were worth more than the whole person of theCardinal. At this, Ippolito's irritation reached its peak. Several days later, on November 1505, in the fields near the Palace of Belriguardo, the two brothers and rivals met. Giulio, to his misfortune, was alone and could do nothing when the Cardinal ordered his vassals catch him, kill him and put out his eyes. The terrible order could not be completed, but Giulio was beaten badly and lost the use of one eye. From that moment he began to plot the death of Hippolytus and, in their attempt to joined forces with another brother, Ferrante, who aspired to remove the Duke to take his place. The plot was directed disorganized and was quickly discovered. All allies of the two princes were sentenced to death, but their death sentence was"generously" transmuted into jail for life. The year was 1506 when the two were imprisoned in the dungeons of the Castle of the East. Ferrante died in that place. Giulio survived to reach freedom in 1559, by the grace of Alfonso II. He had served 81 years, of which fifty-three held captive.


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Marriage and descendants[edit]

On December 6, 1506, Lucretia Borgia had her married off to Alessandro Pio di Savoia, lord of Sassuolo. The wedding took place in Ferrara with dancing and comedy coinciding with Carnival. From this marriage the following children were born: Gilbert (1508-1554), who married the illegitimate daughter of Cardinal Ippolito d'Este, Elisabetta or Isabella. Camilla, a nun of the convent of San Bernardino of Ferrara. Eleonora, a nun of the convent of San Bernardino of Ferrara. Alessandra, a nun of the convent of San Bernardino of Ferrara


" Young Profile with Renaissance Dress " or " The Beautiful Princess "

According to tradition, his mother Eleonora Bentivoglio, who actually lived and ruled the lordship of Sassuolo, was poisoned. She died between 1520-1522, in Sassuolo and was buried in the convent of San José, in the community, with her consort Alexander, died in 1517. By then, Sassuolo was in ruins because of the incessant wars between pro - Papal and pro - French and shifting alliances in which Angela was also involved. In 1537, his eldest son Gilberto, Eleonora still alive, was simple to do and put a plaque in memory of their parents, which currently does not exist, next to the front door of the convent of San José.

Possible model for a work of Leonardo da Vinci[edit]

It has been said, by certain experts that the portrait originally known under the title of "Young Profile with Renaissance Dress", initially attributed the authorship of an unknown German painter of the nineteenth century, which recently have also been called "The Beautiful Princess", is actually a creation of the great master Leonardo da Vinci, indicating that the profile, it is appreciated that belongs to Bianca Sforza, the illegitimate daughter of the Duke of Milan, Ludovico Sforza or Ludovico "the Moor" . However, other experts are of the opinion that this is the profile of Angela Borgia.

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