fernando alvarez de toledo, duke alva


[al-vuh; Spanish ahl-vah]
Also, Alba. Fernando Alvarez de Toledo [fer-nahn-daw ahl-vah-reth the taw-le-thaw] , Duke of, 1508–82, Spanish general who suppressed a Protestant rebellion in the Netherlands in 1567.
a male or female given name.
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Alva or Alba (ˈælvə, Spanish ˈalβa, ˈælvə, Spanish ˈalβa)
Duke of, title of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo. 1508--82, Spanish general and statesman who suppressed the Protestant revolt in the Netherlands (1567--72) and conquered Portugal (1580)
Alba or Alba

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