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The Aragonese

Alfonso II. of Naples

Alfonso of Aragon, illegitimate son of King Alfonso II. of Naples, 1488

The chronicler Talini wrote the following about him: "... he was the most beautiful youth that I have ever seen in Rome." (in: Federick Baron Corvo, A History of the Borgias, p. 189)


In this portrait of Lucrezia Borgia Leonardo da Vinci immortalized the eyes of her beloved husband Alfonso von Aragon (top right) (this drawing was NOT made by Boltraffio!))


The handsome Alfonso of Aragon as the Archangel Gabriel