- 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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And whilst you have grown weak, Farnese has been growing strong.
To Farnese, Charles V was a sleeping dog it was as well to leave sleeping.
Under the archway they rode, Farnese at the head of the cavalcade.
Farnese rose with a horrible oath, and every one of his gentlemen with him.
The Farnese succeeded in something of the kind, the Caraffa were ruined.The Civilisation of the Renaissance in Italy
- Alesandro (alesˈsandro). original name of Pope Paul IIISee 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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