The most infamous
family of the Italian Renaissance
. The family was at the height of their power
in the 1400's and early 1500's.
Among the most notorious of this family are: Alfonzo de Borgia, who became Pope Calixtus III, and Rodrigo Borgia who became Pope Alexander VI. Rodrigo sired many children while Cardinal and Pope, among them Lucrezia Borgia and Cesare Borgia, both of which were politically prominent in their day.
The influence of the family waned in the mid 1500's, and by the 1600's was no more.