Rodrigo betroths his daughter Lucrezia to Giovanni Sforza. In order not to bring a perception of disrepute to his daughter's lineage, he forbids the girl's mother from attending the wedding, much to the chagrin of both Lucrezia and Cesare. Cardinal Della Rovere courts Napolese and French authorities, promising to fulfill France's claim to Naples if he gets their aid in deposing Pope Alexander VI. The wedding proceeds as planned, without Vannozza. After the ceremony, however, Cesare brings her to the reception, to the shock of many of the guests. It quickly causes the marriage to go sour. The following night, Lucrezia is brought to Giovanni's home. Written by
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Savonarola claims to have dreamed about a Pope "blackened by syphilis". While some historians believe that the disease was already known in 1493 Italy, the word syphilis was not coined until the publication of Fracastoro's poem Syphilis sive morbus gallicus ("Syphilis or The French Disease") in the 1550s, which is about a shepherd named Syphilus that gets the disease as punishment for insulting the Sun god. See more
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