Monday, 9 August 2010

Gay Popes: Alexander VI (r. 1492-1503)

The Borgia pope, Alexander VI (1431-1503) was believed to have reduced Rome to unparalleled depths of depravity, and the city teemed with assassins and prostitutes of both sexes. Alexander was himself much given to womanizing, having sired eight ormore children, but he was apparently not averse to the charms of young men as well.

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