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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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Carpi

CARPI Small lordship in the Po plain in northern Italy, lying between Modena and Mantua (the town is north of Modena). It was held by the Pio family, 1319-20 and again from 1327 until it was confiscated by the Emperor … 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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