13 September 1475 - Birth of Cesare Borgia
Cesare Borgia (13 September 1475 or April 1476 – 12 March 1507), Duke of Valentinois, was a Valencian condottiero, nobleman, politician, and cardinal. He was the son of Pope Alexander VI of Spain and his long-term mistress Vannozza dei Cattanei. He was the brother to Lucrezia Borgia, (Juan) Giovanni Borgia, Duke of Gandia, and Gioffre Borgia (Jofré in Valencian), Prince of Squillace . He was half-brother to Don Pedro Luis de Borja (1460–1481) and Girolama de Borja, children of unknown mothers.
Isn’t it a pity to lose a head like this? Still, they will easily find a nickname for me: among the Queens of England, I shall be “Anne sans tete.” That means “Anne who lost her head.”
‘She showed great grief, nevertheless with a great constancy and without tears.’Lucrezia had loved her brother passionately: whether their relations had ever been incestuous or not, he was part of her and no man could ever replace him.
— Lucrezia Borgia: Life, Love and Death in Renaissance Italy, Sarah Bradford
And I’m just left alone to cry