Fernando Alvarez De Toledo

[3rd Duke of Alba]

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Don Fernando Álvarez de Toledo y Pimentel, 3rd Duke of Alba (29 October 1507 – 11 December 1582) was a Spanish general and governor of the Spanish Netherlands (1567–1573), nicknamed "the Iron Duke" in the Low Countries because of his harsh and cruel rule there and his role in the execution of his political opponents and the massacre of several cities. more »

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  • ''I have tamed men of iron in my day, shall I not easily crush these men of butter?''
    Ferdinand Alvarez De Toledo, Duke Alba (1508-1582), Spanish general. Quoted in J.L. Motley, The Rise of the Dutch Republic, vol. 2 (1889). Alleged...
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