Girolamo Riario

General Description
Birthplace: Savona, Italy
Birthdate: 1443
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Occupation: Captain-general of the Holy Roman Church
Mother: Celia Lysimachus
Father: Alessandro della Rovere
Show Information
Portrayed by: Blake Ritson
First Appearance: The Hanged Man

Lord Girolamo Riario, portrayed by Blake Ritson, is a character in Starz's Da Vinci's Demons. He is the Captain-general of the Holy Roman Church and nephew of Pope Sixtus IV.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Publicly, Lord Girolamo Riario, Count and Captain-general of the Holy Roman Church, is known as Sixtus’ nephew. Only a select few are aware of his true lineage, and like Leonardo, he has a desire to cement his position and legitimacy in society.

Although dedicated to the Holy See, he perceives Pope Sixtus to be guided by more worldly desires and selfish indulgences, while he himself is driven by a pure belief in the Divine. Nevertheless, Riario gladly leads the mission to destroy the Medici's, as he sees Florence as a prime example of the rapid deterioration of holy ideals in Europe. He is ruthless and unwavering—utilizing every resource at his disposal.[1]

Season 1[edit | edit source]

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Count Riario and his abyssinian slave girl Zita fell in love, and her death in the second series of the show deeply affected him since she was the only person who saw beauty, piety and grace in him.

Memorable quotes[edit | edit source]

"Now that we've established my propensity for directness, I trust our conversation will proceed smoothly."

"God's vengeance is upon you."

"No one looks on me, and sees grace."

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