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Cispadane Republic

CISPADANE REPUBLIC Revolutionary Republic, south of the lower River Po (its name means this side of the Po – i.e. from Rome – and echoes that of the ancient Cispadane Gaul). The Republic, the first of the sister republics of … Continue reading

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Cisalpine Republic

CISALPINE REPUBLIC Republic in northern Italy, one of the sister republics of the French Republic.   Its name echoed that of the Roman region of Cisalpine Gaul. It was proclaimed in May 1797 in Lombardy, the north Italian region, formerly Austrian, … Continue reading

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Brescia

BRESCIA City in northern Italy; A province in modern Italy. On the northern edge of the Po Plain, lying west of the southern end of Lake Garda, and on the route between Verona and Milan. Originally the Celtic town of … Continue reading

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Bergamo

BERGAMO City in northern Italy, northeast of Milan; A province in the Lombardia region. The city was one of the virtually independent cities of northern Italy in the 12th and much of the 13th centuries, though in the later 13th … Continue reading

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Basso Po

BASSO PO   Bas-Po. A Department in the Napoleonic Kingdom of  Italy, in the region of the delta of the Po, combining a former part of the Papal States (principal town, Ferrara), which had been in the Cisalpine Republic from 1797, … Continue reading

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Adige

ADIGE. Department in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy from 1805;  its capital, Verona, stands on the River Adige.  Its territory had belonged to Venice until 1797, when it became Austrian.   In 1801 the land west of the Adige was ceded … Continue reading

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Adda

ADDA Department in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, consisting of the Val Tellina, through which the River Adda flows.   The Val Tellina had belonged to the Grisons until 1797, when it was added to the Cisalpine Republic.   It did not … Continue reading

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