Borghese

Borghese bōrgā´zā [key], Roman noble family, originally of Siena. It produced one pope, Paul V , several cardinals, and many prominent citizens. The Borghese were noted patrons of arts and letters. Scipione Cardinal Borghese built the fine Villa Borghese in Rome. Camillo Borghese, a general under Napoleon I, married his sister Pauline Bonaparte .

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