Francisco Lloris y de Borja

Francisco Galcerán de Lloris y de Borja (1470July 22, 1506), Catalan: Francisc de Lloris i de Borja Italian: Francesco Borgia (also known as Hiloris, Loris, Loritz, Willoritz), was an unconsecrated cardinal of the Catholic Church, and a member of the Borgia family.

He was born in Valencia in 1470. He was a grand-nephew of Pope Alexander VI, and nephew of Cardinal Juan de Borja Lanzol de Romaní, el mayor. His father was Pedro Jofre de Lloris, donzell (Caballero) of Valencia. His mother was Isabel de Borja y Navarro de Alpicat, sister of Juan de Borja Lanzol; she was also related to Pope Calixtus III.[1]

Francisco served successively as Chamberlain, Prosecretary and Treasurer to Cardinal Rodrigo de Borja, the future Pope Alexander VI, and later the Treasurer-General of the Apostolic Camera. All his later ecclesiastical titles and benefices appear to have been for his own personal gain; he never took holy orders.[1]

He was elected Bishop of Terni, March 19, 1498. He resigned the see just over a year later (April 17, 1499), in order to get the see of Elne, left vacant by the death of Cesare Borgia. He was transferred to that see on September 6, 1499, occupying it until his death. In November 1499 he was created Provost of Hildesheim.[1]

He was named bishop in commendam (Administrator) of Valence et Die shortly after January 3, 1503;[2] he occupied the see until February 13, 1505, the date of the appointment of Bishop Caspar de Tournon.[3] Pope Alexander VI elevated him as Cardinal deacon in the consistory of May 31, 1503; he was published on June 2, 1503, receiving the title Deacon of Santa Sabina pro illa vice June 12, 1503.

He was promoted to Metropolitan Archbishop of Trani and named titular Latin Patriarch of Constantinople, August 9, 1503 (succeeding his uncle Juan de Borja Lanzol de Romaní, el mayor); he occupied the see until his death.[1]

Borja participated in the first papal conclave of 1503 which elected Pope Pius III, who died shortly thereafter; he also participated in the second conclave of 1503, which elected Pope Julius II.[4]

He exchanged the benefice of Santa Sabina for the Cardinal-deaconry of the basilica of Santa Maria Nuova on December 17, 1505, which he held until his death. He was made Abbot commendatario of Santa Maria de Ripoll in 1506, shortly before his death the same year.[1]

Francisco Lloris y de Borja died in Rome on July 22, 1506, aged about 36, "a victim of his immoral life" (víctima de su vida inmoral).[5]


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Miranda, Salvador (1998). "Consistory of May 31, 1503 (IX)".
  2. The date is the date of the death of his predecessor.
  3. Conradus Eubel, Hierarchia catholica II editio altera (Monasterii 1923), p. 262.
  4. Roca, Francisco Jose Morales (2001). Prelados, Abades mitrados, dignidades capitulares y caballeros de las ordenes miltares habiltados por le brazo eclestiastico en las cortes del principado de Cataluna. Dinastias de Trastamara y de Austria. Silglos XV y XVI (1410 - 1599), Tomo II (in Spanish). Madrid: Hidalguia. ISBN 84-89851-14-X. (in Spanish) Currently hiding on Google Books under the cover of "Resource strategies of wild plants" by Joseph M. Craine
  5. Goñi Gaztambide, José (1972). Diccionario de historia eclesiástica de España, Vol. II. Madrid: Instituto Enrique Flórez, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas. p. 456. ISBN 84-00-03883-5.(in Spanish)

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