- Ce·sa·re [che-zah-re] /ˈtʃɛ zɑ rɛ/, 1476?–1507, Italian cardinal, military leader, and politician.
- Lu·cre·zia [loo-kree-shuh, -zhuh; Italian loo-kre-tsyah] /luˈkri ʃə, -ʒə; Italian luˈkrɛ tsyɑ/, Duchess of Ferrara, 1480–1519, sister and political pawn of Cesare Borgia: patron of the arts.
- their fatherRo·dri·go [raw-dree-gaw] /rɔˈdri gɔ/. Alexander VI.
- Cesare (ˈtʃezare), son of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI). 1475–1507, Italian cardinal, politician, and military leader; model for Machiavelli’s The Prince
- his sister, Lucrezia (luˈkrɛttsja), daughter of Rodrigo Borgia. 1480–1519, Italian noblewoman. After her third marriage (1501), to the Duke of Ferrara, she became a patron of the arts and science
- Rodrigo (rodˈriɡo).See Alexander VI