publication date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 (part of Spring 2019)

category: Religion

clue: It's fine if you have him confused with his grandfather, who became the third Pope Paul. It's also ok if you mistake him for his nephew, who was the governor of the Spanish Netherlands. But don't mix him up with an Italian cryptologist whose work has been misattributed to Blaise de Vigenère.

explanation: Farnese's famous grandfather and nephew were also named Alessandro Farnese. more…

difficulty: easy

do-over: This was a "do-over" goo, inspired by incorrect guesses for a previous goo.

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Samir Mehta, LaVonne Lemler, Chris Lemler, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, and Stan Iwanchuk

trivia: This goo built off of the recent goo of Giovan Battista Bellaso, which mistakenly used an image of Farnese.


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