A·les·san·dro [ah-les-sahn-draw], /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/, Duke of Parma, 1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat.
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Pietro Farnese of the Florentines laid her low, taking one hundred and fifty prisoners and her general.Florence and Northern Tuscany with Genoa | Edward Hutton
Alexander Farnese laid siege, on the 1st of October, to the important city of Tournai.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2) | Ellen C. Clayton
The Gladiator wore a lady's bonnet; the Farnese Hercules looked like an old-fashioned watchman, and sported a dreadnought coat.
For his full security her son, Alexander Farnese, was to remain at his court as a pledge for her loyalty.The Revolt of The Netherlands, Complete | Friedrich Schiller
Adolphus Trollope was one of the last people to see and to describe the great Farnese citadel.The Story of Perugia | Margaret Symonds
British Dictionary definitions for Farnese
Alesandro (alesˈsandro). original name of Pope Paul III: See also Paul III
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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