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Fernando Álvarez de Toledo hertog van Alva

male / Spanish
military personnel, art collector
also a collector of tapestries
Piedrahita (Avila) 1507-10-29
Tomar 1582-12-11
See also
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1522 - 1582
c. 1522-1592
Active in
  • Madrid (stad, Spanje)
  • Brussel 1567 - 1573
    He was made Governor of the Low Countries by Philip II of Spain to suppress the revolt whixh was taking place there. After five years of repression, more than 5.000 executions and numerous complaints to the Spanish court, Philip II decided in 1573 to change policy and relieve the Duke of Alba, who went back to Spain.
  • Madrid (stad, Spanje)
  • Lissabon (stad)
born in
active in
died in
Creation date: 2018-07-24; Last modified date: 2023-05-15


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