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Bedmar, Alfonso de Cueva, Marquis of, was born in 1572. He was sent as Spanish ambassador to Venice in 1607, and entered into a conspiracy with the viceroy of Naples and the governor of Milan to destroy the republic. The plot was betrayed and frustrated, It furnished material for Otway's play of Venice Preserved. Bedmar went to Flanders, received a cardinal's hat, and was afterwards made Bishop of Oviedo, where he died in 1655.