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Genova / Genoa

facts in brief

Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-44 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-44 map

Facts in brief:

Nation's most important seaport; destroyed by Carthage 205 BC & rebuilt by Romans; controlled successively by France, Milan, Austria & Sardinia; ceded to unified Italy 1861; birthplace of Christopher Columbus (1447) & composer Niccola Paganini (1784).

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