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[Osorio, Antonio]. - Histoire de Ferdinand-Alvarez de Tolede, premier du nom, Duc d'Albe.

A Paris, : chez Jean Guignard, 1698-1699. 2 Volumes. Contemp. mottled calf bindings. [14],516; [8],588 pp. 8vo. French translation of : Vita Ferdinandi Toletani Ducis d'Albani. 1669. (partly after an italian manuscript of Marquis of Astorga). Binding worn on edges. Corners bumped and upper spines short. Despite this an decorative set. Mailorder only - Alleen verzending mogelijk. Book condition : very good. - Biography of Fernandoo Alvarez de Toledo y Pimenta (1507-1582), also known als the Duke of Alba in Spain and the Iron Duke in the Netherlands, was a Spanish general and diplomat. Between 1567 and 1573 he was appointed by sthe Spanish king Philipp II as governor of the Netherlands. He is best know for his actions against against the revolt of the Netherlands, where he instituted the Council of Troybles and repeatedly defeated the troops of William of Orange and Louis of Nassau in the battle of Jemmingen (1568) during the first stages of the Eighty Yaers' War. He is also known for the brutalities during the capture of Mechelen, Zutphen, Naarden and Haarlem. In spite of his military successes the revolt was not broeken and Alba was recalled to Spain.
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