Juan Borgia
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2x08 World of Wonders episode still of Juan Borgia
Season(s) 1, 2, 3[1]
Portrayed by David Oakes
Oliver Doherty (as Young Juan)
First appearance 1x01 The Poisoned Chalice
Latest appearance 3x02 The Purge
Episode count 17
Status Deceased
Title Duke of Gandia
Died 1498[2]
Rome, Italy
Occupation Gonfalonier of the Papal Armies
Residence Rome, Italy
House House of Borgia
Parents Vanozza Cattaneo (mother)
Rodrigo Borgia (father)
Sibling(s) Cesare Borgia
Lucrezia Borgia
Joffre Borgia
Spouse(s) Maria Enriquez de Luna
Significant other(s) Sancia of Naples
Other relatives Giovanni Borgia (nephew)

Juan Borgia (Rome : 1474 - Aldaar 1498 . Edited by Ramanios[2]) is a main character in the first and second seasons. He is portrayed by David Oakes, and makes his debut in the series premiere.

Juan is the second eldest child and son of Vanozza Cattaneo and Rodrigo Borgia. He is the brother of Cesare Borgia, Lucrezia Borgia and Joffre Borgia.


Season oneEdit

As the head of the papal armies, favored son Juan is filled with swagger and bravado, but he is really a hopelessly inept coward. More interested in the brothels and taverns of Rome than with defending his family, Juan nonetheless resents that his brother Cesare is the more apt warrior son. Juan leads the pathetic Papal guard into battle against the far superior French forces, and only avoids slaughter when his sister Lucrezia convinces the French king to spare them.[3]

Season twoEdit

Juan's ineptitude on the battlefield and misplaced familial pride lead to his extreme alienation from his furious and disgusted siblings, and ultimately to an untimely fate.[4]


Season one appearances
The Poisoned Chalice The Assassin The Moor
Lucrezia's Wedding The Borgias in Love The French King
Death, on a Pale Horse The Art of War Nessuno (Nobody)
Season two appearances
The Borgia Bull Paolo The Beautiful Deception Stray Dogs The Choice
Day of Ashes The Siege at Forli Truth and Lies World of Wonders The Confession
Season three appearances
The Face of Death The Purge Siblings The Banquet of Chestnuts The Wolf and the Lamb
Relics Lucrezia's Gambit Tears of Blood The Gunpowder Plot The Prince


Every photo of Juan Borgia on this wiki can be seen here.

Family treeEdit

Rodrigo Borgia
Vanozza Cattaneo
Charlotte of Albret
Cesare Borgia
Lucrezia Borgia
(b. 1477/1478)
Maria Enriquez de Luna
Juan Borgia
(d. 1498)
Sancia of Naples
Joffre Borgia
Giovanni Sforza
Alfonso of Aragon
Giovanni Borgia

Historical notesEdit

  • Juan never besieged Forli and Ravaldino castle. The city of Forli was taken and Ravaldino besieged by Cesare Borgia in December and January of 1499. (The new year of 1500 did not start until March prior to the adoption of the Gregorian calender many decades later.)[5]


  2. 2.0 2.1 Due to the events of Girolamo Savonarola's death, Lucrezia Borgia and Alfonso of Aragon's betrothal, and Cesare Borgia resigning from the cardinate all happening in 1498, it's safe to say that 2x09 World of Wonders and 2x10 The Confession were set in 1498.

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