At the court of his wife’s brother, Cesare hoped that, by political maneuvers and through his old allies, he will regain his former glory and, of course, the properties that once belonged to him. First, Spanish forces turned upon the French in May and drove them out of southern Italy. It was 1503 when Cesare started to lose his grip. He managed to escape and took service with his brother-in-law, King John of Navarre. Surprisingly (or maybe not), the people of Romagna have remained faithful to him to the bitter end. Having lived like a conqueror, Cesare Borgia died like a mercenary, on 11th March 1507. Hopelessly outnumbered, he was dragged off his horse and overwhelmed. Full recovered from his injuries, Cesare was described by a contemporary as “a big man, strong, handsome, and in the full flight of his manhood”. Jean d’Albret demanded that the body of his commander and brother-in-law to be taken to the church of Santa Maria of Viana and put in a tomb in the front of the high altar. Also, the remains were removed, disposed in a hole outside the church and paved over. Cesare’s men found the body and King John had it buried in the little parish church of Viana. The attackers did not realize who Cesare was and de Beaumonte, when he discovered, was furious at the loss of an exceptionally valuable potential captive for ransom. In July 1500 he was wounded by four would-be assassins on the steps of St. Peter’s. Unfortunate for him, his mortal enemy would not allow this to happen. When Italy was at last united in the nineteenth century, Cesare could be hailed as a forerunner of Italian unity, though his motives were entirely self-interested. He was considered the handsomest man in Italy, there were inevitably rumours of incest with his sister Lucrezia and he had syphilis from his early twenties. Bergamo, Accademia Carrara. On June 24, 1519, ten days after giving birth to a stillborn girl, Borgia died at the age of 39. Then, he took him to Spain where he imprisoned him in La Mota. In 1500, Alfonso of Aragon was murdered, and his killer was never identified. Imprisoned by King Ferdinand, deceived by Pope Julius II and abandoned by his former ally, Louis XII of France. However, the second event, the death of Alexander VI on August 18, ultimately proved disastrous to Cesare. When his intelligence informed him about this new scheme, Julius II demanded immediately the detention of Cesare. Màster en Teoria política, amb una tesi sobre la política exterior del papa Alexandre VI. He later left Forli, telling his mother that he was leaving to study to become a doctor. His remains were buried in Viana. He died, howeve… The cruel face of the destiny had broken everything that he built in those extraordinary five years (1498-1503), with energy, courage and brilliance; and, undoubtedly, with the direct assistance of his father, Pope Alexander VI. What a terrible outcome for the once powerful Duke of Valentinois! Cesare Borgia is the eldest son of Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI) and a main character in the Showtime series The Borgias.. King John organised his burial in a small church in Viana. Fundador i president de l’Associació “Institutul pentru Studii Renascentiste” (Institut d’Estudis sobre el Renaixement). „Unable to make a Pope of his own choice, yet he could prevent the election of any one that was not acceptable to him” (Machiavelli, The Prince, Chapter VII). He is portrayed by François Arnaud, and makes his debut in the series premiere. His father, at that time Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia, had three earlier children by other mistresses. However, on the night of the 11th, a Wednesday, de Beaumonte was able to get a convoy of mules carrying provisions into the castle under cover of a sudden torrential storm.