Lorenzo Borghese

Businessperson, TV Actor

1972 –

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Who is Lorenzo Borghese?

Lorenzo Borghese, also known as Prince Lorenzo Borghese, is an Italian-American businessman. He is a member of the House of Borghese, a cosmetics entrepreneur and animal advocate, and the featured bachelor on the ninth season of ABC's The Bachelor. He is the son of Prince Francesco Marco Luigi Costanzo Borghese and his American wife, Amanda Leigh. Borghese's paternal grandmother was Princess Marcella Borghese, who founded the Borghese cosmetics line in 1958.

His storied paternal ancestors include Napoleon's sister, Pauline Bonaparte, Pope Paul V and Cardinal Scipione Borghese.

Prince Lorenzo's ancestors were also one of the largest owners of property and art throughout Italy. While Pope Paul V was in power, he purchased entire towns and approximately 1/3 of the land south of Rome. As a family, the Borgheses became the largest landowners of the "Roman Campagna", the central region in Italy, which is an area of approximately 1,300 square miles. The Borghese name is displayed throughout Italy, including Florence at the Palazzo Borghese, Siena, where the family began and Rome where the name is most prominent. Rome's largest Park, Villa Borghese gardens, was owned by the family until 1902, and one of Rome's largest museums, Galleria Borghese, holds the family's art collection. One of Rome's most famous streets is also named after the family, Via di Fontanella Borghese, and the family's crest can be found in many piazzas throughout Italy. The family also has a private chapel in one of Rome's most famous basilicas, Santa Maria Maggiore. Beneath this Basilica is a private crypt where many of the famous Borgheses are laid to rest, including Pope Paul V, Paulina Borghese and her husband, Camillo Borghese as well as Lorenzo's grandparents, Princess Marcella Borghese and Prince Paolo Borghese.

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Born
Jun 9, 1972
Milan
Also known as
  • Prince Lorenzo
Nationality
  • Italy
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Fordham University
  • Rollins College
  • Pomfret School
Lived in
  • Milan
  • Manhattan

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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