a farnese


Alessandro [ah-les-sahn-draw] , Duke of Parma, 1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat.
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Farnese (Italian farˈneːse)
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

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