Pedro Enríquez de Acevedo, conde de Fuentes

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Pedro Enríquez y Toledo

Birthplace: Zamora, Province of Zamora, Castille and Leon, Spain
Death: Died in Milan, Milan, Lombardy, Italy
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Son of D. Diego Enríquez de Guzman, III conde de Alba de Liste and Condesa Da. Catalina de Toledo
Husband of Juana de Acevedo y Fonseca
Brother of Jerónima de Toledo; Condesa Da. Teresa Enríquez and Fadrique Enríquez, comendador mayor de Alcántara
Half brother of Enrique Enriquez, IV conde de Alba de Liste; Juana de Toledo and María Enríquez de Toledo y Guzmán, Duquesa

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About Pedro Enríquez de Acevedo, conde de Fuentes,%2Bconde%2Bde%2BFuentes%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1600%26bih%3D805%26prmd%3Dimvnsbo

Pedro Enriquez de Acevedo ( Zamora , September 18th of 1525 - Milan , July 22 of 1610 ), Count of Fuentes , the Spanish political and military. Son of Don Diego Enriquez de Guzman, 3rd Count Alba de Liste (List) and Dona Catalina de Toledo and Pimentel.

After his marriage in 1585 to Dona Juana de Acevedo y Fonseca, first Countess of Fuentes , he adopted his name and title, the first Earl of sources .

In 1585 he was appointed captain general of the cavalry of Milan , under the orders of the governor of Milan Sancho de Guevara and Padilla. In 1589 be appointed captain-general of Portugal , defended Lisbon attack by Antonio I of Portugal , who was assisted by the English John Norreys and Francis Drake , privateers sent by Elizabeth I of England .

Since in 1595 the head of the thirds of Flanders , took Dourlens and Cambrai ( 1595 ), in the course of the war against France . For her merits, Philip II appointed him in 1598 , captain-general of Spain , Minister of State and War and grandee of Spain .

In 1600 he was appointed governor of Milan , where he became one of the great politicians peripheral monarchy Philip III who defended the prestige of Spain outside their borders against the pacifist policy of the Duke of Lerma . His performance was directed to securing for the Spanish troops in transit from Italy to Germany and Flanders , through the Valtellina , where they built the famous fort that bears his name.

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September 18, 1525
Zamora, Province of Zamora, Castille and Leon, Spain
July 22, 1610
Age 84
Milan, Milan, Lombardy, Italy