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Top 10 Alleged Dark Facts About the Mysterious Borgia Family

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The Borgias were a noble family from the years of the renaissance. Although hailing originally from Spain, they rose to great power in Italy and more than one Borgia became a Catholic Pope. However, despite entrenching themselves in religion, they were known for caring little about morality. They made enemies with many powerful noble families, and have been accused of nearly every depravity you can imagine. →Subscribe for new videos every day! https://www.youtube.com/user/toptenznet?sub_confirmation=1 Help us translate our videos: https://www.youtube.com/timedtext_cs_queue?msg=10&tab=0 - Learn more why you might want to help: https://support.google.com/youtube/answer/6052538 Find more lists at: http://www.toptenz.net Entertaining and educational top 10 lists from TopTenzNet! Subscribe to our Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TopTenz/ Business inquiries to [email protected] Other TopTenz Videos: Top 10 Brutal Human Sacrifices in History https://youtu.be/tdwZOioHDz0?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnKEdcdzaYO1HCwvMfQlhzSv Top 10 FASCINATING FACTS About the ANGLO-SAXONS https://youtu.be/U1tldPrQ_AY?list=PLQ4d2-ByGhnKEdcdzaYO1HCwvMfQlhzSv Text version: http://www.toptenz.net/10-alleged-dark-facts-mysterious-borgia-family.php Coming up: 10. They Held Prostitute Parties in the Apostolic Palace 9. Cesare May Have Had His Own Brother Murdered 8. Cesare Borgia Wore a Mask to Hide the Ravages of Syphilis 7. The Controversy Over Whether The Prince was Complimentary or Satirical 6. Accusations of Incest Among the Borgia Brothers and Sisters 5. Lucrezia Borgia Was Accused of Poisoning Multiple People 4. Alexander VI: The Pope With Many Children, Some Illegitimate 3. Alexander VI was a Cunning Pope but Cared Little for the Dignity of His Office 2. Alexander VI Gave Tacit Permission to Enslave the Natives of the New World 1. One Member of the Borgia Family was Canonized as a Catholic Saint Source/Further reading: https://books.google.com/books?id=Y71MlroFXgkC&pg=PR54&dq=borgia+prostitute+party&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjtz5Ou09LPAhWFOCYKHSchCFEQ6AEIJzAC#v=onepage&q=borgia%20prostitute%20party&f=false https://books.google.com/books?id=b92EMjl3rGUC&pg=PA120&dq=cesare+borgia+murder&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj5q-CkwujPAhWJJR4KHWK6A9AQ6AEIMzAE#v=onepage&q=cesare%20borgia%20murder&f=false https://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/may/17/syphilis-sex-fear-borgias http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=89153809 https://books.google.com/books?id=Y71MlroFXgkC&pg=PR35&dq=borgias+incest+allegation&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwivhZmUx-jPAhUCLB4KHQAADRsQ6AEIIjAB#v=onepage&q=borgias%20incest%20allegation&f=false http://www.npr.org/2011/11/04/141991927/history-with-a-toxic-twist-lucrezia-borgia https://books.google.com/books?id=_yPeCwAAQBAJ&pg=PA88&dq=how+many+children+did+pope+alexander+VI+have&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj_2Pjey-jPAhWD9h4KHanmBvcQ6AEIRTAH#v=onepage&q=how%20many%20children%20did%20pope%20alexander%20VI%20have&f=false https://books.google.com/books?id=6M0sAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA200&lpg=PA200&dq=alexander+VI+cared+only+about+money&source=bl&ots=8H-2o4CP30&sig=9jE0OL_bqLqIb1PJq28jWXXSmYM&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj775zczejPAhUFqB4KHWMCCPoQ6AEIIzAB#v=onepage&q&f=false https://www.nlm.nih.gov/nativevoices/timeline/171.html http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=643
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Text Comments (701)
Doby Pilgrim (14 hours ago)
Sex by priests in Rome. Shockingly modern.
Shurn Baker (18 hours ago)
Yeah a lot in common with Donald Trump
Lake Hudson (5 days ago)
I love the borgias
so, guys we did it. (5 days ago)
At least we got the Piece of Eden now.
Lance Dawson (16 days ago)
Thank you for that I enjoy reading and listening to anything about the borgias I find them to be a very interesting family.
Valincia Pruitt (18 days ago)
Pigs and trash. And I've never thought of any Pope as saintly.
Jackson Cruz (19 days ago)
Lmao wow, I never would've expected this guy to mispronounce controversy or any word for that matter🙈
chad wallace (20 days ago)
Wow 10 kids for a pope??? Hey here’s a video idea we’re there other popes who had kids??? That would make a cool video... Love your channel
L J (21 days ago)
Better prostitutes for the Pope than children
zeus star (25 days ago)
Holiday Grainger is super hot ♨
Robby Robby (26 days ago)
How about a video about what happened to the Borgia family where are they now?
Mohamed najib Hamdi (27 days ago)
How many cocoons did have Pope Alexander the sixth 😆😆😆😆 he was shame On christianity
Sam Font (1 month ago)
They were the most dangerous family on earth the (Borgias ) family burning people alive
SahajSin (1 month ago)
Gorger borgia
Selam Michael (1 month ago)
European racism, debauchery, barbaric behaviour...that make this world a living hell in ongoing, unfortunately. You ppl can't be redeemed nor civilized...
Swank Mann (1 month ago)
lulu lulu13 (1 month ago)
Love it
Marcelo Merchan (1 month ago)
The last direct family blood related Borgia o Borja is in Ecuador. His name is Rodrigo Borja Cevallos. When they came to Ecuador mostly they lived in the city of Riobamba or Quito where the main business was caw farms. My gran grandfather was from there he came from Spain in the 1900.
Eagle Hydraulics (1 month ago)
Most important fact you forgot to mention is "Borgia family was of jewish origin"
Maglet Featherton (1 month ago)
Reminds me of Joe Kennedy’s family.
Taps Ars (1 month ago)
Very interesting video especially the way Caeser is pronounced .
Jonathan Perry (1 month ago)
Is this where the word bourgeoisie comes from
franz grabe (1 month ago)
delicious video, delicious info!
Darlene Smith (1 month ago)
Anne was smart. She did not deserve to die. The idea that she had sex with six men including her brother is ridiculous. Anne was constantly watched and with her ladies. Katherine Howard had an affair with one man and got caught.
Arya1999 (1 month ago)
Alexander VI's animagus animal is a blobfish.
Account Deleted (2 months ago)
Yo i love that shirt
Lisa G (2 months ago)
Umm this guy obviously hasn’t the rights of the Jesuits. What they have to read after becoming a Jesuit. It is an abomination.
Dean Morris (2 months ago)
Currently reading "The Family" by Mario Puzo so this video peaked my interest
Reality Check (2 months ago)
It wasn't Giovani that Cesare had murdered, it was Juan. Also, Juan was the one with syphillis. Check your facts.
Ben Prior (2 months ago)
Wow they made the family from assassins creed a real thing!
Ben Prior (2 months ago)
Vincent Malab (2 months ago)
Do* not are.
Vincent Malab (2 months ago)
The Borgia's are really exist, Ezio and his story is a work of fiction.
Laverne Blaszczyk (2 months ago)
The Borgia's really knew how to party huh- "he was a big fan of brothels" lol well there was no Netflix back then
seph manatac (2 months ago)
originally their from spain... known as the BORJA's...
Memsik (2 months ago)
Rebecca Hoyt (2 months ago)
This mispronounced names in these videos kill me. Lucrezia is like Lu-kret-sia and Cesare is more Che-zar-ay.
It's Juan who had syphilis he got it from Spain and the new world from his travels and he was killed because he was addicted to Opium and made them disaster of his life
thefeathered amigos (2 months ago)
Those still pictures with actors are form a show called The Borgias that ran from 2011-2013.
Chris Ortiz (2 months ago)
Is this the same guy from what culture I can't tell 🤔. I already knew all this sadly
Rau Kenneth (2 months ago)
The Roman Catholic Church and Holy Roman Empire were a continuation of the Roman Empire. The European elite families were the elites of the Roman Empire.
Toni Williams (2 months ago)
Sounds like the Trump family
Tayla Hartemink (2 months ago)
Simon whistler 💦💦💦💦
Alex Blake (2 months ago)
The Jesuits are a military order hell bent on world conquest.
LEAH DOVE (3 months ago)
How does a pope have legitimate children? I thought Catholic priest, bishops, cardinals, and popes could not be married.
Courtney USMC wife (3 months ago)
Assassins creed sent me here!
Deidre Perryman (3 months ago)
Kyla Serrano (3 months ago)
Thats what we're learning in social studies.
Mariah Zeh (3 months ago)
I’m commenting to be the 666th comment I didn’t know this family existed lmao
explosiveCoconuts (3 months ago)
Remember kids, you can say anything you want about someone if you say "Allegedly" first
Fareen Mohamed (3 months ago)
1000 years from now, people are going to be doing videos like this and the Kardashians
Mary Patton (3 months ago)
Catholics deny this. I think Catholics are CREEPY.
nelda blanco (3 months ago)
Hmmm, trump family, and the presidency! People never learn lessons, and are doomed to repeat it!
Jeff Carey (3 months ago)
Alexander the Sicth
The Cheese Said (3 months ago)
I would win the sex with as many prostitutes as you can game cuz I'm absolutely the best no I can pay me anything I am Numero Uno the reigning champ
amadeusamwater (4 months ago)
Celibacy was apparently not mandatory in the Catholic for a number of centuries, in fact, one Pope was said to be the son of a previous Pope. Even today, the Catholic Church has been ordaining married men, so they must not be as strict as they like to pretend.
Aurrioua Cherrizia (4 months ago)
"A Borgia and a saint."
George Porter (4 months ago)
it is disturbing how much Simon Whistler resembles a canonized Borgia
matt w (4 months ago)
How is number 10 "dark"?
Joey Huynh (4 months ago)
who is here because of assassins creed
Stephanie West (4 months ago)
All it really took to become Pope back then was money and being conniving
NYvandal (4 months ago)
Ezio Auditore Da Firenze killed Cesare Borgia who was a Templar.
Imagine them living next to the Addams family
Lee Milby (4 months ago)
The first time i read it i thought it was satire. The teacher claimed otherwise 😮 i was always pretty sure he was being sarcastic tho...
Daniel Ortman (5 months ago)
Francis is also known as the 2nd founder of the Jesuits, which is a order that has unquestionably made massive contributions to science, philosophy, education, and the rule of law. Think about it, #1 is indirectly responsible for the Big Bang theory, some of the best college basketball teams in the US, and Pope Francis.
TheRisskee (5 months ago)
With how many deranged popes there have been, I have no clue how the Catholic church continues to this day. Other than to say that debauchery thrives.
Cuba Gold (5 months ago)
A master's degree program assignment led me into the research of those Families assigned by the Vatican. After much research, I have learned the most powerful Family, not only via the Vatican, but in the masons, Guilderberg-bilderberg, Illuminaten, global political leadership prime Ministers, parliamentary member in the EU, etc not to mention, even currently, is given the prestigious Honorary Colonel Commission in the United States, Knighthood as descendants to original Templar Knights through Custos Order by Pope Alexander, Borgias in the holy Land, order of the holy Sepulchre (original), proclamations by the United Nations, NATO with a palace dating centuries (Palazzo Verniero) is the VERNIERO Family and all derivative around the globe including diVerniero in South America, Veniero, etc. This family is recognized, without fanfare, as one of the most powerful Families whom silently, continually provide global leadership without issues. They are extremely respected even today through the Advent of Google etc provides easier ways to research. It started with my thesis to Fr. Pietro Verniero da Montepeliso whom was, without notice in the recent storyline "Borgias" (obviously their historical perspective department to insure a accuracy either failed immensely or was not given permission to use the Verniero influence) was a hand picked confidant to the Custos Pope Alexander (Borgias) as his sword (knights Templar) in the holy Land (Sepulchre). To this day, Verniero is in the order. I looked into their involvement even into cosa nostro which shows new York and Philadelphia. The Verniero Family is extremely respected and remains a family of great influence.
"THE DEVILS CHARTER" ~ Jacobean Play 1601 for King James, accuses Alex VI of incest w Lucrezia, and WORSHIPING ASTAROTH. (As per "Daemonologie" by James I) Machiavelli wrote MANDRAGORA about Lucrezia, she is NAMED in the play. Very close similarities between Alex VI and CATHERINE DE MEDICI (of France, but whose Medici uncle was a poisoner, pope, and who used mandrake root to get pregnant by her cheating French husband. Reportedly she also resorted to invoking the demon Asmodeus, there is her famous amulet with his name on it) You left out the INFAMOUS STORY OF THE DEATH OF ALEX VI. That is pretty epic and includes Ceasare. And, the version I heard, was that Ceasare raped Lucrezia and the brothers fought over it (the younger one defending her honor) ; the next morning his body was found "floating in the Tiber river", proverbially. You also left out the IMMENSE ART MOVEMENT of the "suicide of Lucrezia" that stretched from Rome, to the Dutch Masters, to the Flemish Schools, to Russia eventually over a span of some 200 years. EPIC !! (there is an original back story from pre-Christian Rome, also). Apparently one of the papal Borgia apartments has a fresco of Lucrezia jumping off of a balcony. Nobody seems to know how she actually died, either. Most paintings show her with a dagger to her own breast. Historians would disagree with your characterization of her marriages: she wanted to be married but her father kept annulling her marriages because he was incestuously interested in her HIMSELF. Etc The story of his death (according to the Vatican's own historians) includes the birth certificate of Lucrezia's illegitimate child, called "the infant of Rome", which may have been fathered by either Alex VI or Cesare. You also left out how, and why, Alex VI built the Castle de Angelo, that is a very interesting story! And who he murdered (possibly at the wishes of Astaroth) to gain the Throne of St Peter, in the first place. I know for sure, that some of the books in the Library of Alex VI were GRIMOIRES, you can find that out also, if you try, although that is not main stream historical "news". Those were the same grims floating around Paris France and Munich Germany, circa 1515. (look it up!). Re: the portrait of Cesare ~ the version I heard was that the scandal was that Alex VI had his 16 yr old mistress sit for the VIRGIN MARY. That is a very easy to confirm story, since that fresco still exists inside the Vatican. Read the VACTICAN HISTORY, it has a lot more details. The plays are clearly easy to google and so is the "Suicide of Lucrezia" movement. Its harder to find out about Catherine de Medici, but she is likewise quite a fountain of scandals.
kajcsapapa (5 months ago)
no wonder the Catholic Church is dying.
Biorythym (5 months ago)
Saint Francis Borgia (son of Giovanni, nephew of Lucretia/Cesere, Grandson of of the pope) is the patron saint of protection from earthquakes
ivan board (5 months ago)
In the background of that portrait at 1-43 it almost looks like a guy is playing golf with his bag on a chair.
Nemesis T-Type (5 months ago)
#11 Rodrigo Borgia had a fist fight with an assassin in the Vatican and lost!!!
Sondra Allen (5 months ago)
I did see a movie The Borgias on Netflix and they were something else but it look like it mirror the actions of the Catholic priests of today sex sex sex has been a mini of downfall in the human race they said his body was so rotten that the people didn't even want to touch it they just dissed it cuz he was such a evil man history repeating itself today it's still sex sex sex
Anon B (5 months ago)
Jesuits aren't a monastic order, Simon. Very sloppy. My family is Protestant and even we know that.
Your Chael (6 months ago)
Those fps tho
stormking989 (6 months ago)
Lucrezia Borgias was married at the age of 13 years old and Cesare Borgias was conquering one empire after another at the height of his power.
Gabby Sunshine (6 months ago)
The other day I had found out that Rodrigo "Alexander VI" Borgia is my 17x great-grandfather andJuan Giovanni Borgia is my 16x great-grandfather. This is interesting.
buckeyeinblack (6 months ago)
They should make a show of Francis Borgia. A man who went against the grain of society, denied the path set by his family, avoided the tempting filth that was Renaissance politics/noble luxury, and actually followed the words that so many claimed to follow. A man who was a saint among sinners.
K Simon (6 months ago)
This one seems to be based almost exclusively on rumor and allegation. I think the word "fact" is a bit of a reach here.
MADMANB68 (6 months ago)
Most of these European family’s through time were incest from blood line royal family’s down to powerful politicians.. Also Peadophiles especially the Italian British Spanish French. Absolute sickos.
Helen Robertson (6 months ago)
Syphilis came from dem muffukkahs why yall leave that shyt ova der
Victoria (6 months ago)
I don't think The Prince was satirical at all.
Josh S (6 months ago)
Ssoooo..........the humble sweet Francis Borgia became Head of the Jesuits.....hard to reel this off with a straight face....
Marco Carmignani (6 months ago)
As far as I know, "Il Principe" by Machiavelli is not an ironic book. It is a real compliment to way of ruling of Cesare that was certainly a cruel man, but also a smart ruler (especially for that times). In the book there are also sections about how a ruler should use armies, economy ecc. So I really don't think it is ironic
Jen Howcroft (6 months ago)
Ches-a-rey not chesaree
David Moore (6 months ago)
Cesare is pronounced 'Kizer'.
22009p (6 months ago)
I am descendant of this family through Giovanni Borgia and through the Saint Francis Borgia (who was Giovanni Borgia's grandson). Pope Alexander VI is my 19th great-grandfather. Unfortunately, it is not something to be proud of.
Randy Scott (7 months ago)
Oh yeah the great Catholic Church that so called religion is full of murder and perversions it’s been referred to as the church of Satan I couldn’t agree more
Cristian Fuentes (7 months ago)
Nice familia
Cristian Fuentes (7 months ago)
Nice familia
Phersephøn Nølthstin (7 months ago)
So the first Kardashians!
Serioussmile51 (7 months ago)
Take out the poisoning, maybe?, and this could be a Drumpf video 😂😂😂😂😂
Nancy Southwell (7 months ago)
I love history and I love your videos😊
Jules Gainey (7 months ago)
Skanks! All of em!
Publius Maximus Manlius (7 months ago)
JM1993951 (7 months ago)
Borgia Enemies: Our enemies, the Borgias, throw awesome sex parties.
Freedom First (7 months ago)
I didn't know trump and his family had Borgia genes.
Enzo killed him duhh....
Svarthofdihynd Martinez (7 months ago)
Haha yeah and all the popes and cardinals are innocent from then to now..c'mon😏
Ted Ozdowski (7 months ago)
Who, and what TF is a 'Loo-cree-chee-ur"? This is way sad.
Sarah Burggraf (7 months ago)
Sickth... Ugh😒
Dirk Groeneweg (7 months ago)
I like Simons Whistler’s voice, it’s easier hear
AngelRaivan 8579 (7 months ago)
I suppose ther'll be apologists here as well./.... Doesn't matter who it is, theres always someone who'll argue that they weren't THAT bad....... History is written and in stone it shall stay. deal with it.

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