Gioffre Borgia  

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Jofré Borja in Valencian, (1482–1522) Prince of Squillace, was the youngest son of Pope Alexander VI, and Vannozza dei Cattanei, sibling to Lucrezia Borgia, Cesare Borgia and Giovanni Borgia, and half-brother to Isabella, Pier Luigi (Pedro Luis) and Girolamo, children of unknown mothers and Laura, Alexander's daughter by his mistress Giulia Farnese.

He married Sancia (Sancha) of Aragon, daughter of Alfonso II of Naples, obtaining as dowry the County of Alvito (1497). The marriage was an arranged one and Sancia slept with both of her husband’s older brothers, Cesare and Giovanni. Gioffre was able to keep his lands briefly during the Franco-Spanish wars for the possession of the Kingdom of Naples, also defeating a rebellion in 1504, but lost them after Sancha's death.

He had a second marriage with Maria de Mila, and they had four children.




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