The House of Borgia was an European Papal family of Spanish and Italian origin who became prominent during the Renaissance. The Borgias became prominent in ecclesiastical and political affairs in the 1400s and 1500s - they produced two Popes during this time, Alfons de Borja as Pope Callixtus III (1455-1458) and Rodrigo Borgia as Pope Alexander VI (1492-1503). The Borgia family is remembered for their corrupt rule during the reign of Pope Alexander VI as well as the accusations against them of murder, adultery, incest and bribery. Because of their search and desire for power, the Borgias made enemies of many other powerful Italian families of the time including the Medici and Sforza families.
Notable members of the Borgia family
Alfons de Borja (Pope Callixtus III)
Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI)