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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
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
Napoleon
's Ligurian Republic . The castello was abandoned after the Congress of Vienna in 1815
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Congress Of Vienna
The CONGRESS OF 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
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 from 1884 until 1901. Born in Genoa , Republic of Genoa in 1831, he was appointed Vice-Consul at Nice in 1881 and promoted to Consul in 1884. From 1888, he was also the Consul for the Principality of Monaco . Sir James was the British Commissioner to the Nice Exhibition of 1884. He was awarded the Jubilee Medal in 1899 and the Coronation Medal in 1902. He was a member of the St James\'s Club . His knighthood , the seventh awarded in the Royal Victorian Order , was provisionally bestowed by Queen Victoria at Nice in 1896. He was appointed a Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO) in 1899 and promoted to a Knight Commander (KCVO) of the order in 1902. Sir James was an accomplished water-colour painter , having studied with Rowbotham (or his father ) at the Royal Naval School in London and with Alexis Mossa in Nice
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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 and she is now invariably referred to as Elizabeth von Arnim. She also wrote under the pen name ALICE CHOLMONDELEY. CONTENTS * 1 Biography * 2 Literary career * 3 Reception * 4 Select bibliography * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 Other biographies * 8 External links BIOGRAPHYShe 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
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Napoleon
NAPOLéON BONAPARTE (/nəˈpoʊliən ˈboʊnəpɑːrt/ ; French: ; 15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French military and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution
French Revolution
and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars
French Revolutionary Wars
. As NAPOLEON I, he was 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
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
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Ligurian Republic
The LIGURIAN 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
Italy
, and the small Imperial fiefs owned by the 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. A new Constitution was published in 1801, establishing institutions more similar to those of the previous Genoan Republic, with a Doge who was president of a Senate
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Italy
Coordinates : 43°N 12°E / 43°N 12°E / 43; 12 Italian Republic Repubblica Italiana (Italian ) Flag Emblem ANTHEM: Il Canto degli Italiani (Italian ) "The Song of the Italians" Location of Italy
Italy
(dark green) – in Europe
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Genoa
GENOA (/ˈdʒɛnoʊ.ə/ JEN-oh-ə ; Italian : Genova ( listen ), locally ; Ligurian : Zena ; English, historically, and Latin : Genua) is the capital of the Italian region of Liguria
Liguria
and the sixth-largest city in Italy. In 2015, 594,733 people lived within the city's administrative limits. As of the 2011 Italian census, the Province of Genoa , which in 2015 became the Metropolitan City of Genoa
Genoa
, counted 855,834 resident persons. Over 1.5 million people live in the wider metropolitan area stretching along the Italian Riviera . Located on the Gulf of Genoa in the Ligurian Sea , Genoa
Genoa
has historically been one of the most important ports on the Mediterranean: it is currently the busiest in Italy
Italy
and in the Mediterranean Sea and twelfth-busiest in the European Union
European Union

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Andrea Doria
Duchy of Urbino
Duchy of Urbino
Papal States
Papal States
Republic of Genoa
Republic of Genoa
Kingdom of France
Kingdom of France
Kingdom of Spain
Spain
BATTLES/WARS Battle of Pianosa , Siege of Marseille
Marseille
, Conquest of Tunis
Tunis
Battle of Preveza , Battle of Girolata , Siege of Algiers
Algiers
, Battle of Ponza ANDREA DORIA (Italian: ; 30 November 1466 – 25 November 1560) was an Italian condottiero and admiral of the Republic of Genoa
Republic of Genoa

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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. 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 . A common choice of coordinates is latitude , longitude and elevation . To specify a location on a two-dimensional map requires a map projection
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Artillery Battery
In military organizations , an ARTILLERY BATTERY is a unit of guns, mortars , rockets or missiles 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. The term is also used in a naval context to describe groups of guns on warships . CONTENTS* 1 Land usage * 1.1 Mobile batteries * 1.2 Fixed battery * 2 Naval usage * 3 Modern battery organization * 3.1 United States Marine Corps
Corps
* 4 See also * 5 Notes * 6 References * 7 External links LAND USAGE A coast battery in Crawfordsburn
Crawfordsburn
, County Down
County Down
, Northern Ireland Historically the term "battery" referred to a cluster of cannon in action as a group, either in a temporary field position during a battle or at the siege of a fortress or a city
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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
Miranda Richardson
, Josie Lawrence , Polly Walker and Joan Plowright
Joan Plowright
, with Alfred Molina , Michael Kitchen and Jim Broadbent
Jim Broadbent
in supporting roles. CONTENTS * 1 Plot * 2 Cast * 3 Production * 4 Reception * 5 Awards * 5.1 Wins * 5.2 Nominations * 6 References * 7 External links PLOTElizabeth 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
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Portofino
PORTOFINO (Italian pronunciation: ; Ligurian : Portofin) is an Italian fishing village and holiday resort famous for its picturesque harbour and historical association with celebrity and artistic visitors. It is a comune located in the Metropolitan City of Genoa on the Italian Riviera . The town is clustered around its small harbour, and is known for the colourfully painted buildings that line the shore. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Amisani promenade * 3 Main sights * 4 In popular culture * 5 Notable residents * 6 Twin towns * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links HISTORY Pliny the Elder
Pliny the Elder
(AD 23 – AD 79) referred to PORTUS DELPHINI (Port of the Dolphin) as on the Ligurian coast between Genoa
Genoa
and the Gulf of Tigullio (it)
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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 ) 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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Montague Yeats-Brown
MONTAGUE YEATS-BROWN CMG was a 19th-century British Consul in both Genoa
Genoa
, Kingdom of Sardinia
Kingdom of Sardinia
and Boston, USA . Yeats-Brown was born in 1834 in Genoa
Genoa
in the Kingdom of Sardinia
Kingdom of Sardinia
. His father, Timothy Yeats-Brown , from an English banking family, was the previous consul there; his maternal grandfather John Cadwalader was a militia general in the American Revolution. Yeats-Brown was appointed British consul to Genoa
Genoa
on the death of his father in 1857. He later was appointed to consul to Boston, retiring from the service in 1896. In 1867, Yeats-Brown purchased Castello Brown above Portofino
Portofino
, which he restored over subsequent years, and where he died in 1921
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