Tag Archives: Venice

Coron

CORON   KORÓNI. Town in the east of the southwestern peninsula in the Peloponnese in southern Greece, held by Venice, 1206-1500 and 1685-1715.

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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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Bacchiglione

BACCHIGLIONE Department in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, taking its name from the river on which its capital, Vicenza, stands.  The territory had been Venetian until 1797, when it became Austrian, passing to Napoleonic Italy in 1805.   It became Austrian … Continue reading

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Argolis

ARGOLIS Eastern nome (department) in the Peloponnesos Region in southern Greece, on the northern and western shores of the Gulf of Argolis. In the late 12th century, with the Byzantine Empire incompetently led, a local noble, Leo Sgouros, the hereditary … Continue reading

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Archipelago

ARCHIPELAGO     Our word for a sea clustered with islands comes from the Greek name for the Aegean Sea, the great sea.   The Duchy of the Archipelago (also called Naxos) was a Crusader state in the Cyclades, an island group in … Continue reading

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Aquileia

AQUILEIA    AQUILÈIA. Now a village in northeastern Italy, near the Laguna di Marano, northwest of Trieste, but a very important city in the later Roman Empire.   Its importance led to the Bishop being raised to metropolitan status, with ecclesiastical jurisdiction … Continue reading

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Ambrosian Republic

AMBROSIAN REPUBLIC Oligarchic régime in Milan 1447-50. It was established after the death, without legitimate children, of Filippo Maria, the last Visconti Duke, and was named after St Ambrose, Bishop of the city 374-97, and subsequently its patron saint.  Some … Continue reading

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Adriatico

ADRIATICO   Adriatique. Department in the Napoleonic Kingdom of Italy, 1805-14, with Venice as capital.   It stretched along the coast from the Po delta to the River Isonzo.   Its lands were Venetian until 1797, then Austrian until 1805, and Austrian again … 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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