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Alessandro farnese

[ah-les-sahn-draw] /ˌɑ lɛsˈsɑn drɔ/ (Show IPA), Duke of Parma, 1545–92, Italian general, statesman, and diplomat.
(Alessandro Farnese) 1468–1549, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1534–49.
Historical Examples

Probably it only caused alessandro farnese a little smile of assent.
Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius

Ippolito d’Este and alessandro farnese were made cardinals the same day.
Lucretia Borgia Ferdinand Gregorovius

I have let them have it all little by little, said alessandro farnese, but I have made them earn it by the sweat of their brows.
The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare

Alesandro (alesˈsandro). original name of Pope Paul III See 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
original name Alessandro Farnese. 1468–1549, Italian ecclesiastic; pope (1534–49). He excommunicated Henry VIII of England (1538) and inaugurated the Counter-Reformation by approving the establishment of the Jesuits (1540), instituting the Inquisition in Italy, and convening the Council of Trent (1545)


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