|Occupation:||Captain-general of the Holy Roman Church|
|Father:||Alessandro della Rovere|
|Portrayed by:||Blake Ritson|
|First Appearance:||The Hanged Man|
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.
Season 1[edit | edit source]
Relationships[edit | edit source]
- Illegimate son of: Pope Sixtus IV
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."