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Tuesday 18th of August 1503

517 years ago No Devotee Dared to Kiss His Feet

214th Pope Alexander VI born as Roderic Llançol i de Borja dies of fever at the age of 72 in Rome, Lazio, Italy.

According to historian Raphael Volterrano "It was a revolting scene to look at that deformed, blackened corpse, prodigiously swelled, and exhaling an infectious smell; his lips and nose were covered with brown drivel, his mouth was opened very widely, and his tongue, inflated by poison,... therefore no fanatic or devotee dared to kiss his feet or hands, as custom would have required."