- Conde-Ducque de, title of Gaspar de Guzmán y Pimental. 1587–1645, Spanish statesman: court favourite and prime minister (1621–43) of Philip IV. His attempts to establish Hapsburg domination of Europe ended in failure
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The result was the rule of another favorite, the Count-Duke of Olivares.
The war had one good result; it occasioned the dismissal of Olivares in 1643.
Meanwhile, Olivares had involved Spain in another direction.
Olivares persuaded the king to sit to Velazquez for his portrait.
He chose war, as did his Spanish rival and contemporary Olivares.