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"Are you letting me go? Thank you, Cesare. You will not regret–"
―Francesco's last words before being strangled by Micheletto Corella, 1503.[src]

Francesco Troche (1459 – 1503) was the Pope's chamberlain and a personal friend of Cesare Borgia.

In 1503, Francesco told his older brother, Egidio Troche, about Cesare's intentions for Romagna. Subsequently, Egidio then sent a letter to the Venetian ambassador, warning him and hoping to prevent Cesare from conquering Romagna. However, one of his letters was intercepted by Cesare's men.

When Cesare discovered this, he believed Francesco to be a traitor and had Micheletto Corella strangle him to death at the Porta Praenestina. His body was later dumped into the Tiber river.


  • Historically, there are disputes over whether Francesco Troche threw himself overboard a boat to drown in an act of suicide, or if he was strangled in a prison when the boat arrived in Rome.
  • Despite being born the same year as Ezio, Francesco looks significantly older.