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Castello Brown
Castello Brown
Castello Brown
is a house museum located high above the harbour of Portofino, Italy. The castle's site is well suited for harbour defence, and appears to have been so used since the 15th century. According to the Record Office of Genoa, cannon batteries were constructed on the site in the early 16th century, and military engineer Giovanni Maria Olgiati (it) drew up plans for a full fortress circa 1554. The resultant castello was completed by 1557, and, in 1575, was instrumental in turning back an attack on the town by Giò Andrea Doria. The structure was enlarged from 1622 to 1624, and survived in this form for a century and a half. The little tower was destroyed in 1798 by an English attack during Napoleon's Ligurian Republic. The castello was abandoned after the Congress of Vienna
Congress of Vienna
in 1815. In 1867, the structure was purchased for 7,000 lire by Montague Yeats-Brown, then English consul in Genoa
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Genoa
Genoa
Genoa
(/ˈdʒɛnoʊ.ə/ JEN-oh-ə; Italian: Genova [ˈdʒɛːnova] ( listen), locally [ˈdʒeːnova]; Ligurian: Zêna [ˈzeːna]; English, historically, and Latin: Genua) is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria
Liguria
and the sixth-largest city in Italy
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Italy
Coordinates: 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana  (Italian)FlagEmblemAnthem: Il Canto degli Italiani  (Italian) "The Song of the Italians"Location of  Italy  (dark green) – in Europe  (light green & dark grey) – in the European Union  (light green)  –  [Legend]Capital and largest city Rome 41°54′N 12°29′E / 41.900°N 12.483°E / 41.900; 12.483Official languages ItalianaNative languages see full listReligion83.3% Christians 12.4% irreligious 3.7% Muslims 0.2% Buddhists 0.1% Hindus 0.3% other religions[1]Demonym ItalianGovernment Unitary constitutional parliamentary republic• PresidentSergio Mattarella• Prime MinisterPaolo Gentiloni• President of the SenateElisabetta Casellati•&
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Artillery Battery
In military organizations, an artillery battery is a unit of artillery, mortars, rocket artillery, multiple rocket launchers, surface to surface missiles, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles etc, so grouped to facilitate better battlefield communication and command and control, as well as to provide dispersion for its constituent gunnery crews and their systems.[citation needed] The term is also used in a naval context to describe groups of guns on warships.Contents1 Origin 2 Land usage2.1 Mobile batteries 2.2 Fixed battery3 Naval usage 4 Modern battery organization4.1 United States Marine Corps5 See also 6 Notes 7 References 8 External linksOrigin[edit] Artillery
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Andrea Doria
Duchy of Urbino Papal States  Republic of Genoa  Kingdom of France Kingdom of SpainBattles/warsBattle of Pianosa, Siege of Marseille, Conquest of Tunis Battle of Preveza, Battle of Girolata, Siege of Algiers, Battle of Ponza Andrea Doria
Andrea Doria
(Italian: [andrˈea ˈdorj.a]; 30 November 1466 – 25 November 1560) was an Italian condottiero and admiral of the Republic of Genoa.[1]Contents1 Early life 2 Wars between France and the Holy Roman Empire 3 Re-establishment of the Genoese Republic 4 As imperial admiral 5 Later years 6 Ships 7 Paintings and commemorations 8 References 9 External linksEarly life[edit]Natal home of Andrea Doria
Andrea Doria
in OnegliaDoria was born at Oneglia
Oneglia
from the ancient Genoese family, the Doria di Oneglia
Oneglia
branch of the old Doria, de Oria or de Auria family
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Napoleon
Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. As Napoleon, he was Emperor of the French
Emperor of the French
from 1804 until 1814, and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days. Napoleon
Napoleon
dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France
France
against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. He is considered one of the greatest commanders in history, and his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide
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Ligurian Republic
The Ligurian Republic
Republic
(Italian: Repubblica Ligure) was a short-lived French client republic
French client republic
formed by Napoleon
Napoleon
on 14 June 1797. It consisted of the old Republic
Republic
of Genoa
Genoa
which covered most of the Ligurian region of Northwest Italy, and the small Imperial fiefs owned by the House of Savoy
House of Savoy
inside its territory. Its first Constitution was promulgated on 22 December 1797, establishing a Directorial republic. The Republic
Republic
was briefly occupied by the Austrian forces in 1800, but Napoleon
Napoleon
soon returned with his army
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Congress Of Vienna
The Congress of Vienna
Vienna
(German: Wiener Kongress) was a meeting of ambassadors of European states chaired by Austrian statesman Klemens von Metternich, and held in Vienna
Vienna
from November 1814 to June 1815, though the delegates had arrived and were already negotiating by late September 1814. The objective of the Congress was to provide a long-term peace plan for Europe by settling critical issues arising from the French Revolutionary Wars
French Revolutionary Wars
and the Napoleonic Wars. The goal was not simply to restore old boundaries but to resize the main powers so they could balance each other and remain at peace. The leaders were conservatives with little use for republicanism or revolution, both of which threatened to upset the status quo in Europe
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James Charles Harris
Sir James Charles Harris, KCVO, was British Consul at Nice
Nice
from 1884 until 1901. Born in Genoa, Republic of Genoa
Genoa
in 1831, he was appointed Vice-Consul at Nice
Nice
in 1881 and promoted to Consul in 1884. From 1888, he was also the Consul for the Principality of Monaco.[1] Sir James was the British Commissioner to the Nice
Nice
Exhibition of 1884. He was awarded the Jubilee Medal in 1899 and the Coronation Medal in 1902
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Elizabeth Von Arnim
Elizabeth von Arnim (31 August 1866 – 9 February 1941), born Mary Annette Beauchamp, was an Australian-born British novelist. By marriage she became Countess von Arnim-Schlagenthin, and after her second marriage she was styled as Elizabeth Russell, Countess Russell. Although known in her early life as Mary, after the publication of her first book, she was known to her readers, eventually to her friends, and finally even to her family as Elizabeth[1] and she is now invariably referred to as Elizabeth von Arnim. She also wrote under the pen name Alice Cholmondeley.Contents1 Biography 2 Literary career 3 Reception 4 Select bibliography 5 Notes 6 References 7 Other biographies 8 External linksBiography[edit] She was born at her family's holiday home in Kirribilli Point, Australia. When she was three years old, the family returned to England where she was raised. Her parents were Henry Herron Beauchamp (1825–1907), merchant, and Elizabeth (Louey) Weiss Lassetter (1836–1919)
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Enchanted April (1992 Film)
Enchanted April is a 1992 film directed by Mike Newell. The screenplay by Peter Barnes was adapted from Elizabeth von Arnim's 1922 novel The Enchanted April. The film stars Miranda Richardson, Josie Lawrence, Polly Walker, and Joan Plowright, with Alfred Molina, Michael Kitchen, and Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
in supporting roles.Contents1 Plot 2 Cast 3 Production 4 Reception 5 Awards5.1 Wins 5.2 Nominations6 References 7 External linksPlot[edit] Elizabeth von Arnim's novel tells of four dissimilar women in 1920s England
England
who leave their rainy, grey environments to go on holiday in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins, who belong to the same ladies' club, but have never spoken, become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval castle on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April
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Portofino
Portofino
Portofino
(Italian pronunciation: [ˌpɔrtoˈfiːno]; Ligurian: Portofin) is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors.[2][3] It is a comune located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa
Genoa
on the Italian Riviera
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Montague Yeats-Brown
Montague Yeats-Brown CMG[1] was a 19th-century British Consul in both Genoa, Kingdom of Sardinia[2] and Boston, USA.[1][3][4][5] Yeats-Brown was born in 1834 in Genoa in the Kingdom of Sardinia
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The Enchanted April
The Enchanted April is a 1922 novel by British writer Elizabeth von Arnim. The work was inspired by a month-long holiday to the Italian Riviera, probably the most widely read (as an English and American best seller in 1923[1]) and perhaps the lightest and most ebullient of her novels. The novel follows four dissimilar women in 1920s England who leave their rainy, grey environments to go on holiday in Italy. Mrs Arbuthnot and Mrs Wilkins, who belong to the same ladies' club but have never spoken, become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval castle on the Mediterranean to be let furnished for April. They find some common ground in that both are struggling to make the best of unhappy marriages. They also reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs Fisher and the stunning but aloof Lady Caroline Dester to defray expenses
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