meaning of alessandro farnese

alessandro farnese meaning in General Dictionary

Italian pope from 1534 to 1549 which excommunicated Henry VIII of The united kingdomt in 1538 and initiated the Council of Trent in 1545; ended up being active in the Counter-Reformation and promoted the Society of Jesus for this purpose (1468-1549)

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Pomp Eio (1569-1616), a native of Corsica, who served under Alessandro Farnese and the marquis of Spinola in the Low Countries, where he lost an arm, and, from the artificial substitute which he wore, came to be known by the sobriquet Bras de Fer.

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