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Farnese

[fahr-ne-ze] /fɑrˈnɛ zɛ/
noun
1.
Alessandro
[ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/ (Show IPA),
Duke of Parma, 1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat.

Paul III

noun
1.
(Alessandro Farnese) 1468–1549, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1534–49.
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  • Probably it only caused alessandro farnese a little smile of assent.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • Ippolito d'Este and alessandro farnese were made cardinals the same day.

    Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius
  • I have let them have it all little by little, said alessandro farnese, but I have made them earn it by the sweat of their brows.

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British Dictionary definitions for alessandro farnese

Farnese

/Italian farˈneːse/
noun
1.
Alesandro (alesˈsandro). original name of Pope Paul III See also 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

noun
1.
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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