Fernando Alvarez De Toledo

[3rd Duke of Alba]

Fernando Alvarez De Toledo Quotes

  • ''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 reply to the Duchess of Parma on his appointment as Governor-General of the Netherlands, 1567.
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