Daily Archives: June 4, 2013

Belorussia

BELORUSSIA See BELARUS.

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Belluno

BELLUNO Alpine province in the Veneto region in northeast Italy, named after its capital, a city on the River Piave. The city belonged to the March of Treviso (or Verona).   In the 1250s it was part of the territory held … Continue reading

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Bellinzona

BELLINZONA    Bellenz. District around the town of Bellinzona, on the River Ticino, now in southern Switzerland; A Canton in the Helvetic Republic. Bellinzona was held by the Count of Misox in the early 15th century.   In 1419 he sold it … Continue reading

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Belley

BELLEY Town in eastern France, west of Aix-les-Bains and northwest of Chambéry, once the capital of the Imperial County of BUGEY and still the see of a Bishop.   The early Counts of Savoy were Counts of Belley, holding a smaller … Continue reading

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