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The Marquess of Balbases
Ambrogio Spinola (Michiel Jansz van Mierevelt, 1633).jpg
Portrait of Ambrogio Spinola by Michiel van Mierevelt.
Governor of the Duchy of Milan
In office
Monarch Philip IV of Spain
Preceded by Gonzalo Fernandez de Córdoba
Succeeded by Álvaro de Bazán
Personal details
Born 1569
Genoa, Republic of Genoa
Died 25 September 1630(1630-09-25) (aged 60–61)
Castelnuovo Scrivia, Duchy of Mantua
Military service
Allegiance Spain Spain
Rank Captain-General
Commands Captain-General of the Army of Flanders
COA Marquis of los Balbases
Coat of arms of the Marquis of the Balbases.

Ambrogio Spinola Doria, 1st Marquess of Los Balbases (Genoa, 1569 – Castelnuovo Scrivia, 25 September 1630) was an Italian condottiero and nobleman of the Republic of Genoa, who served as a Spanish general and won a number of important battles. He is often called "Ambrosio" by Spanish-speaking people and is considered one of the greatest military commanders of his time and in the history of the Spanish army. His military achievements earned him the title of Marquess of Los Balbases in the Spanish peerage, as well as the Order of the Golden Fleece and Order of Santiago.

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