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Fernando Álvarez de Toledo hertog van Alva

male / Spanish
Qualifications
military personnel, art collector
also a collector of tapestries
Nationality/school
Spanish
Born
Piedrahita (Avila) 1507-10-29
Deceased
Tomar 1582-12-11
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Biographical information
Period of activity
1522 - 1582
c. 1522-1592
Active in
  • Madrid (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 (Spanje)
  • Lissabon
active in
died in
External links
Wikipedia
Entered on: 2018-07-24; Modification on: 2018-07-24

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