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Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba was a Spanish general in the service of the reign, when it was rising to military pre-eminence. He was called El Gran Capitán ("The Great Captain") by contemporaries and "the Father of Trench Warfare" by some. Gonzalo's renown in Spain was great and many of the conquistadors admired him, some even imitating his dress fashion. Many had served under him like Amador de Lares who was steward to the Great Captain.

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Gonzalo Fernández de Córdoba was a Spanish general in the service of the reign, when it was rising to military pre-eminence. He was called El Gran Capitán ("The Great Captain") by contemporaries and "the Father of Trench Warfare" by some. Gonzalo's renown in Spain was great and many of the conquistadors admired him, some even imitating his dress fashion. Many had served under him like Amador de Lares who was steward to the Great Captain. More...

 
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