how to compare Medici and Borgia family? What was their relationship?
The Medici family gained their wealth and influence within Italy, particularly in Florence, through their investments and control of the banks whilst the Borgias centrally obtained their power through their control of the papacy and the Roman Catholic Church.
In general the two families relied on one another as the Borgia family needed the Medici’s wealth in order to finance their control of the papacy whilst the Medici’s needed the Borgia’s influence and power to ensure that they remained in control of the finance sector of Florence and other regions.
In all both families usually kept close ties due to the advantages of their relationships, although at times this relationship could become strained due to political or religious issues.