1. Also Alba. Fer·nan·do Al·va·rez de To·le·do [fernahn-daw ahl-vah-reth th e taw-leth aw] /fɛrˈnɑn dɔ ˈɑl vɑˌrɛθ ðɛ tɔˈlɛ ðɔ/, Duke of,1508–82, Spanish general who suppressed a Protestant rebellion in the Netherlands in 1567.
  2. a male or female given name.


  1. 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)

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