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Callistus III - (1455-1458)

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Callistus III The son of a small landholder, Alfonso de Borja y Borja was born in 1378 in Jativa. He studied and taught at Lérida before becoming private secretary to King Alfonso V in 1416. Appointed a cardinal in 1444, Borja ... Read More

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Born near Valencia in Spain, 31 December, 1378; died at Rome, 6 August, 1458. Alfonso de Borja ( Italian Borgia ), as he was known before he became pope, came of a noble family, and having finished his studies espoused the cause of the antipope Benedict XIII, and ... Read More


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