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Insubria
Insubria
Insubria
is a historical-geographical region which corresponds to the area inhabited in Classical antiquity
Classical antiquity
by the Insubres
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Classical Antiquity
Classical antiquity
Classical antiquity
(also the classical era, classical period or classical age) is the long period of cultural history centered on the Mediterranean
Mediterranean
Sea, comprising the interlocking civilizations of ancient Greece and ancient Rome, collectively known as the Greco-Roman world. It is the period in which Greek and Roman society flourished and wielded great influence throughout Europe, North Africa
North Africa
and Western Asia. Conventionally, it is taken to begin with the earliest-recorded Epic Greek poetry of Homer
Homer
(8th–7th century BC), and continues through the emergence of Christianity
Christianity
and the decline of the Roman Empire (5th century AD)
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Bernardino Corio
Bernardino Corio (born 1459 in Milan; died ca.1519) was an Italian humanist and historian of the Renaissance. He wrote Historia di Milano circa 1500.[1] He came from a noble family and dedicated himself to the study of philology. In 1474 he entered into the service of Duke Galeazzo Maria Sforza of Milan
Milan
and, after his death in 1476, served his son Gian Galeazzo Sforza. Until the reign of Ludovico Sforza
Ludovico Sforza
he occupied a number of various posts. Following Ludovico's downfall, Corio left Milan. Nothing is known about his fate thereafter. References[edit]^ Durant, Will (1953). The Renaissance. The Story of Civilization. 5. New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 188. Literature[edit]Stefano Meschini: Uno storico umanista alla corte sforzesca. Biografia di Bernardino Corio (= Biblioteca di storia moderna e contemporanea 8 = Pubblicazioni della Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
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Lake Maggiore
Lake
Lake
Maggiore (Italian: Lago Maggiore, pronounced [ˈlaːɡo madˈdʒoːre] literally 'Greater Lake') or Lago Verbàno ([verˈbaːno]; Latin: Lacus Verbanus) is a large lake located on the south side of the Alps. It is the second largest lake in Italy
Italy
and the largest in southern Switzerland. The lake and its shoreline are divided between the Italian regions of Piedmont
Piedmont
and Lombardy
Lombardy
and the Swiss canton of Ticino
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Lodi, Lombardy
Lodi (Italian: [ˈlɔːdi] ( listen); Lombard: Lòd) is a city and comune in Lombardy, northern Italy, on primarily on the western bank of the River Adda. It is the capital of the province of Lodi.Contents1 History 2 Main sights 3 Economy 4 Sister Cities 5 ReferencesHistory[edit]The Battle of Lodi, by Louis-François, Baron Lejeune.Lodi was a Celtic village; in Roman times it was called, in Latin, Laus Pompeia (probably in honour of the consul Gnaeus Pompeius Strabo) and was known also because its position allowed many Gauls
Gauls
of Gallia Cisalpina to obtain Roman citizenship. It was in an important position where a vital Roman road
Roman road
crossed the River Adda. Lodi became the see of a diocese in the 3rd century
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Western Lombard
Western
Western
may refer to:Contents1 Common uses and meanings 2 Places 3 Art, entertainment, and media 4 Brands and enterprises 5 Educational institutions 6 Sport 7 Transportation 8 People with the surname 9 Other uses 10 See alsoCommon uses and meanings[edit]West, a point in direction Western
Western
(genre), a category of fiction and visual art centered on the American Old West Western
Western
fiction, the Western
Western
genre as featured in literature Western
Western
music (North America), a type of American folk music Western
Western
world, e.g
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Habsburg Empire
The Habsburg Monarchy
Monarchy
(German: Habsburgermonarchie) or Empire is an unofficial appellation among historians for the countries and provinces that were ruled by the junior Austrian branch of the House of Habsburg between 1521 and 1780 and then by the successor branch of Habsburg-Lorraine
Habsburg-Lorraine
until 1918. The Monarchy
Monarchy
was a composite state composed of territories within and outside the Holy Roman Empire, united only in the person of the monarch. The dynastic capital was Vienna, except from 1583 to 1611,[2] when it was moved to Prague
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Treaty Of Baden In 1714
The Treaty
Treaty
of Baden was the treaty that ended formal hostilities between France and the Holy Roman Empire, who had been at war since the start of the War of the Spanish Succession. It was signed on 7 September 1714 in Baden, Switzerland, and complemented the treaties of Utrecht and of Rastatt. By the Treaty
Treaty
of Rastatt Emperor Charles VI accepted the Utrecht treaty on behalf of the Habsburg Monarchy
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Treaty Of Campo Formio
The Treaty of Campo Formio
Treaty of Campo Formio
(today Campoformido) was signed on 18 October 1797 (27 Vendémiaire VI) by Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoleon Bonaparte
and Count Philipp von Cobenzl
Philipp von Cobenzl
as representatives of the French Republic and the Austrian monarchy, respectively.[1][2] The treaty followed the armistice of Leoben (18 April 1797), which had been forced on the Habsburgs by Napoleon's victorious campaign in Italy. It ended the War of the First Coalition and left Great Britain
Great Britain
fighting alone against revolutionary France. The treaty, in its public articles, only concerned France
France
and Austria. It called for a Congress of Rastatt to be held to negotiate a final peace for the Holy Roman Empire
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Benzo D'Alessandria
Benzo d'Alessandria, who ended his career as head of the chancery of Cangrande Della Scala, 1325–1333, was among the earliest Italian humanists. He explored the rich library of the cathedral canons of Verona, where he found manuscripts of Catullus
Catullus
and the Historia Augusta, and journeyed to Ravenna
Ravenna
in search of Roman texts. He poured his widespread eclectic knowledge into an encyclopedic work, begun while he was a notary for Bishop Roberto Lambertenghi at Como, 1312–20 and completed in Verona.[1] Notes[edit]^ Roberto Weiss, The Renaissance Discovery of Antiquity 1973:24f, noting R
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Thomas Coryat
Thomas Coryat
Thomas Coryat
(also Coryate) (c. 1577 – 1617) was an English traveller and writer of the late Elizabethan
Elizabethan
and early Jacobean age. He is principally remembered for two volumes of writings he left regarding his travels, often on foot, through Europe and parts of Asia. He is often credited with introducing the table fork to England, with "Furcifer" (Latin: fork-bearer, rascal) becoming one of his nicknames.[1] His description of how the Italians shielded themselves from the sun resulted in the word "umbrella" being introduced into English.[1]Contents1 Life and writings 2 Legacy 3 See also 4 Notes 5 References and Further ReadingLife and writings[edit] Title page
Title page
of Coryat's Crudities, 1611.Coryat was born in Crewkerne, Somerset,[2] and lived most of his life in the Somerset village of Odcombe
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Andrea Alciato
Andrea Alciato
Andrea Alciato
(8 May 1492 – 12 January 1550),[1] commonly known as Alciati (Andreas Alciatus), was an Italian jurist and writer.[2] He is regarded as the founder of the French school of legal humanists.Contents1 Biography 2 Works 3 Quotation 4 References 5 External linksBiography[edit] Alciati was born in Alzate Brianza, near Milan, and settled in France in the early 16th century
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Council Of Europe
The Council of Europe
Europe
(CoE; French: Conseil de l'Europe) is an international organisation whose stated aim[1] is to uphold human rights, democracy and the rule of law in Europe[2]
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Napoleon I
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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Ticino
The canton of Ticino
Ticino
/tɪˈtʃiːnoʊ/, formally the Republic and Canton of Ticino
Ticino
(Italian: Repubblica e Cantone Ticino
Ticino
[kanˈton tiˈtʃiːno]; Lombard: Tesin [teˈzĩ]; German: Kanton Tessin [tɛˈsiːn]; French: canton du Tessin [tɛsɛ̃], Romansh: chantun dal Tessin [tɕanˈtun teˈsin]; see also in other languages) is the southernmost canton of Switzerland
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Graubünden
The canton of (the) Grisons, or canton of Graubünden[a] is the largest and easternmost canton of Switzerland. The canton shares borders with the cantons of Ticino, Uri, Glarus and St. Gallen and international borders with Italy, Austria
Austria
and Liechtenstein. Its German name, Graubünden, translates as the "Grey Leagues", referring to the canton's origin in three local alliances, the League of God's House, the Grey League, and the League of the Ten Jurisdictions. Grisons is also home to three of Switzerland's ethnic groups, whose spoken languages — Swiss German, Italian and Romansh — are all native to the canton
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