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Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma

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Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma: Alexander Farnese was Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro from 1586 to 1592, and Governor of the Spanish Netherlands from 1578 to 1592. He is best known for his successful campaign 1578-1592 against the Dutch Revolt, in which he captured the main cities in the south and returned them to the control of Catholic Spain. His talents as a field commander, strategician and organizer generally earned him the regard of his contemporaries and military historians as the first captain of his age.

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Google previewHistorical Dictionary of the Netherlands (2015)

by Joop W. Koopmans

October: Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma, becomes governor. 1579 6 January: Union of Atrecht (present Arras in France) of the southern provinces. 23 January: Union of Utrecht of the revolting provinces in the north; this treaty would ...

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