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Aut Caesar aut nihil.
Don Cesare Borgia began an unlucky life; his mother, Vannozza dei Cattanei, gave birth to a second son a few short months after his own birth, and it would seem that the issue so confused the family that nobody really cared which of them was born first.
From the beginning, Cesare showed more promise than his brother, Juan. But some curious force was at work - his achievements were ignored, while Juan's were lauded. Juan was universally loved, the golden son, Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia's favourite. Cesare, for all his spark, was the black sheep. He was relegated to the place of second-born, and as such, was destined for a life in the church.
Nobody could have been so singularly unsuited to a churchman's profession.
The Bull Among the Lilies
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