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(ˈælvə; Spanish ˈalβa) or


(Biography) Duke of, title of Fernando Alvarez de Toledo. 1508–82, Spanish general and statesman who suppressed the Protestant revolt in the Netherlands (1567–72) and conquered Portugal (1580)


(ˈɑl vɑ)

also Alba

Fernando Alvarez de Toledo, Duke of, 1508–82, Spanish general who suppressed a Protestant rebellion in the Netherlands in 1567.
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I embarked at Alicante, reached Genoa after a prosperous voyage, and proceeded thence to Milan, where I provided myself with arms and a few soldier's accoutrements; thence it was my intention to go and take service in Piedmont, but as I was already on the road to Alessandria della Paglia, I learned that the great Duke of Alva was on his way to Flanders.
Clean-up day Alva Community Council's events group has organised a cemetery clean-up day on Saturday, March 17, from 1-4pm.
One room features two thrones where a powerful leader and guest likely enjoyed elaborate feasts, said Alva.
Hilly Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah," said Martin Victor Alva, an expert wadi and mountain biker based in the UAE.
We are losing an exceptional monument unique to its generation,' said Alva, who discovered the site in 2007.
Specifically, her book meticulously underlines and convincingly details the intimate nature of the intergenerational relationships between don Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl, his family and Carlos Siguenza y Gongora.
In addition to the ALVA, Ferrofish and myMix product lines, the agreement includes distribution of the RME
Reisner notes that innovative Alva products have also carved out sturdy positions and created incremental retail profit in the first aid section.
Alva took a dig at union minister of state for surface transport Krishan Pal who visited the affected highway three days ago but refused to say anything on why should people pay toll tax for driving through such roads.
For that reason, this is one of the more rare Alva boards from that era.
14 ( ANI ): The Governor of Rajasthan, Margaret Alva, has underscored the need for co-ordinated action by the Centre and the States on security threats, and sought the Centre's support to address some of the challenges before Rajasthan.