Alessandro Farnese

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Noun1.Alessandro Farnese - Italian pope from 1534 to 1549 who excommunicated Henry VIII of England in 1538 and initiated the Council of Trent in 1545; was active in the Counter Reformation and promoted the Society of Jesus for this purpose (1468-1549)
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His study examines the letters between Thomas Sailly, Jesuit almoner for the troops of Alexander Farnese after the conquest of the Southern Netherlands and the Plantin Press in Antwerp.
The famous Alexander Farnese had died in Arras in December 1592 and his successor of some of the armed forces was his son Ranuccio.

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