Olivares sentence example
- His favourite, Olivares, was a far more honest man than the duke of Lerma, and was more fit for the place of prime minister than any Spaniard of the time.
- When, in 1643, the disasters falling on the monarchy on all sides led to the dismissal of Olivares, Philip had lost the power to devote himself to hard work.
- At one time a captain of the coast-guard, at another the protege of Benavente, viceroy of Naples, who appointed him governor of Scigliano, patronized by Osuna and Olivares, Castro was nominated a knight of the order of Santiago in 1623.
- His compound title is explained by the fact that he inherited the title of count of Olivares, but was created duke of San: Lucar by the favour of Philip IV.
- Olivares made it his business to acquire the most complete influence over the young prince.Advertisement
- Olivares could now boast to his uncle Don Baltasar de Zuniga that he was "all."
- It would certainly be most unjust to blame Olivares alone for the decadence of Spain, which was due to internal causes of long standing.
- Olivares did not share the king's taste for art and literature, but he formed a vast collection of state papers, ancient and contemporary, which he endeavoured to protect from destruction by entailing them as an heirloom.
- The fall of Olivares was immediately due to the revolts of Portugal and Catalonia in 1640.
- Olivares was driven from office in 1643.Advertisement
- The Nicandro was denounced to the Inquisition, and it is not impossible that Olivares might have ended in the prisons of the Holy Office, or on the scaffold, if he had not died on the 22nd of July 1645.
- Through the influence of Lerma (to whom the Tacito is dedicated) and of Olivares, he subsequently attained high official position.
- For twenty years the administration was really directed by his favorite the count of Olivares (q.v.) and duke of San Lucar, known as the Conde Duque, the countduke.
- Olivares was far more able and honest than Lerma.
- Olivares, who was denounced by the nation as the cause of all its misfortunes, was dismissed, and the king made a brief effort to rule for himself.Advertisement
- But he soon fell back under the control of less capable favorites than Olivares.
- But Portugal was lost for ever, and the final judgment on the time may be passed in the words of Olivares, who complained that he could find no men in Spain.
- Barahona Pass is 15,092 ft.; Ternera, 15,912 ft.; San Lorenzo, 16,420 ft., while the peak of the volcano reaches 18,143 ft.; Mount Olivares, 20,472 ft.; Porongos, 19,488 ft.; Tortolas, 20,121 ft.; and Potro, 19,357 ft.