Pescara, Ferdinando Francesco d'Avalos, marchese di
Pescara, Ferdinando Francesco d'Avalos, marchese di fārdēnän´dō fränchās´kō dävä´lōs märkā´zā ᵺē pāskä´rä [key], 1490?–1525, Spanish-Neapolitan general in the Italian Wars. He served Charles V, Holy Roman emperor and king of Spain, and was chiefly responsible for the brilliant Spanish victory over Francis I of France at Pavia (1525). His wife was Vittoria Colonna.
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