- Also Alba. Fer·nan·do Al·va·rez de To·le·do [fer-nahn-daw ahl-vah-reth th e taw-le-th aw] /fɛrˈnɑn dɔ ˈɑl vɑˌrɛθ ðɛ tɔˈlɛ ðɔ/, 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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Historical Examples of alva
Schn points his revolver at Rodrigo; Rodrigo signs to him to point it at Alva.
Alva, demand what you will, only don't let me fall into the hands of justice.
Alva is at lower right, filling two glasses with red wine and champagne.
I have asked Alva to stop with me here for a few days, she said, formally.
But to the pressure of Alva and Mary was now added the pressure of Rome.History of the English People
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- 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)