Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma

1545 - 1592

Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma

Alexander Farnese (Italian: Alessandro Farnese, Spanish: Alejandro Farnesio; 27 August 1545 – 3 December 1592) was an Italian noble and condottiero who was Duke of Parma, Piacenza and Castro from 1586 to 1592, as well as Governor of the Spanish Netherlands from 1578 to 1592. Thanks to a steady influx of troops from Spain, during 1581–1587 Farnese captured more than thirty towns in the south (now Belgium) and returned them to the control of Catholic Spain. During the French Wars of Religion he relieved Paris for the Catholics. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma has received more than 230,755 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 1,346th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma ranks 1,340 out of 14,801Before him are Coloman, King of Hungary, Henri, Count of Chambord, Louis, Duke of Burgundy, Benjamin Harrison, Cleopatra Selene II, and Ferdinand I of Aragon. After him are Zacchaeus, Magnus Maximus, Sejo of Joseon, Jianwen Emperor, Cyrus I, and Giulio Andreotti.

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Among people born in 1545, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma ranks 5Before him are Elisabeth of Valois, Henry Stuart, Lord Darnley, Túpac Amaru, and Yi Sun-sin. After him are Carlos, Prince of Asturias, John II, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, Lucrezia de' Medici, Duchess of Ferrara, Azai Nagamasa, Luzzasco Luzzaschi, Powhatan, and Guidobaldo del Monte. Among people deceased in 1592, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma ranks 4Before him are Michel de Montaigne, John III of Sweden, and Elisabeth of Austria, Queen of France. After him are Jacopo Bassano, Bartolomeo Ammannati, Thomas Cavendish, Paschal Baylon, Ana de Mendoza, Princess of Eboli, Marc'Antonio Ingegneri, William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg, and William IV, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel.

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Among people born in Italy, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma ranks 520 out of 3,282Before him are Sofonisba Anguissola (1535), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), Giorgio Moroder (1940), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Fra Bartolomeo (1472), and Beatrice Portinari (1265). After him are Ambrogio Lorenzetti (1290), Antonio Pigafetta (1492), Giulio Andreotti (1919), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Carlo Ponti (1912), and Octavia the Younger (-69).


Among politicians born in Italy, Alexander Farnese, Duke of Parma ranks 82Before him are Berengar I of Italy (850), Libius Severus (420), Claudia Octavia (40), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Andrew III of Hungary (1265), and Queen Paola of Belgium (1937). After him are Giulio Andreotti (1919), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Octavia the Younger (-69), Conrad IV of Germany (1228), Charles III of Naples (1345), and Philip of Swabia (1177).

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