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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How to use Olivares in a sentence
But the young king was bent on ease and pleasure, and his minister Olivares did nothing to persuade him into more active kingship.
It is a remarkably bold protest, for it was published in 1639 when Olivares was at the height of his power.Modern Spanish Lyrics | Various
He was confined in a dungeon from 1639 to 1643 at the instance of Olivares, at whom some of his sharpest verses were directed.Modern Spanish Lyrics | Various
Olivares said to Buckingham, "You gave me some assurance and hope of the prince's turning catholic."Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3) | Isaac Disraeli
In the afternoon Buckingham and Olivares had a brief interview in the gardens of the palace.Historical Tales, Vol. 4 (of 15) | Charles Morris