Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz

Dec 12, 1526 - Feb 9, 1588

Álvaro de Bazán, 1st Marquess of Santa Cruz, GE, KOS, was a Spanish admiral. He was never defeated, a remarkable achievement in a fifty-year long career. His personal galley, La Loba, thus called by her golden figurehead, was feared by Spanish enemies and regarded with hope amongst Spanish sailors and allies.
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