Lucrezia Borgia is one of the most powerful and interesting historical personalities in the world. Many scholars are still trying to uncover the secrets of her life. Some events are not proven to be true up to this day, but they continue to fascinate and captivate the minds of history lovers around the world. Let’s look at the most known facts of her life, which are illustrated with a new set of clothes that I have recently made for my dearest Lucrezia doll.
Lucrezia Borgia was born at Subiaco, near Rome.
Her mother was Vannozza dei Cattanei, one of the mistresses of Lucrezia’s father, Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia (Pope Alexander VI).
During her early life, Lucrezia Borgia’s education was entrusted to Adriana Orsini de Milan, a close confidant of her father’s. Her education would primarily take place in the Piazza Pizzo de Merlo, a building adjacent to her father’s residence. Unlike most educated women of her time, for whom convents were the primary source for knowledge, her education came from within the sphere of intellectuals in court and close relatives. The biggest testament to her intelligence is her capability in administration, as later on in life she would take care of Vatican City correspondence and governance of Ferrara.