alessandro farnese

Farnese

[fahr-ne-ze]
noun
Alessandro [ah-les-sahn-draw] , Duke of Parma, 1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat.
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Paul III

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(Alessandro Farnese) 1468–1549, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1534–49.
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Farnese (Italian farˈneːse)
 
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1.  See also Paul III Alesandro (alesˈsandro). original name of Pope Paul III
2.  Alessandro, duke of Parma and Piacenza. 1545--92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat in the service of Philip II of Spain. As governor of the Netherlands (1578--92), he successfully suppressed revolts against Spanish rule

Paul III
 
n
original name Alessandro Farnese. 1468--1549, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1534--49). He excommunicated Henry VIII of England (1538) and inaugurated the Counter-Reformation by approving the establishment of the Jesuits (1540), instituting the Inquisition in Italy, and convening the Council of Trent (1545)

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