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Date of Birth: 1475 or 1476
Profession: Noble, Captain General of the Papal Forces
Born to Rodrigo Borgia's mistress, Vanozza, Cesare studied law before becoming a cardinal when he was only 18. Meanwhile, his older brother Juan (Rodrigo's favorite) became the Captain General of the Papal forces. Cesare realized that his life as a cardinal would lead to a dead end; his brother was going to get everything. By 1499, Juan was dead and Cesare had become Captain General. He married a royal French bride, securing her title and an alliance with King Louis.
Cesare also proved to be a brilliant general as his motivations were unreadable by his enemies and his action unpredictable.