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Olivares

/ (ˌəʊlɪˈvɑːreɪs) /
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noun

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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