Pope Alexander VI
|Papacy began||11 August 1492|
|Papacy ended||18 August 1503|
|Birth name||Roderic Llançol i de Borja|
|Born||1 January 1431|
Xàtiva, Kingdom of Valencia
|Died||18 August 1503 (aged 72)|
|Other Popes named Alexander|
In 1431, Lanzol y Borja born in Xàtiva, which is near Valencia in Spain. His father was Jofre Lançol. His mother was Isabella Borgia, who was a sister of Cardinal Alfonso Borgia, who later became Pope Callixtus III.
He was adopted into the immediate family of Pope Callixtus; and was known afterwards as Rodrigo Borgia.
In 1456, he was made Cardinal.
Cardinal Borgia was elected pope on August 11, 1492; and he took the name of Alexander VI.