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Alba de Tormes


Alba de Tormes is a municipality in the province of Salamanca, western Spain, part of the autonomous community of Castile-Leon. The town is on the River Tormes upstream from the city of Salamanca. Alba gave its name to one of Spain's most important dukedoms. St Teresa of Ávila died at a convent she founded in the town.

  • also known as 阿尔瓦-德托梅斯
  • part of Spain

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Google previewGenealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerage and Baronetage of the British Empire (1865)

by Bernard Burke

Crest of Augmentation — A mount, thereon a castle, as in tho arms; over it an escroll, " Alba de Tormes." Family Crest — Out of a ducal coronet, or, an oak-tree, traversed with a frame-saw, all ppr. Supporters — Two antelopes, arg., ducally ...

Google previewThe Cervantes Encyclopedia: L-Z (2004)

by Howard Mancing

There is some conventional wordplay with the name of the town where Teresa died, Alba de Tormes, and alba (dawn). Poesias 34: "De Turin el cisne mas fa- moso hoy canta" ("The most famous swan of Turia sings today"). A sonnet published ...

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