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Messina

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-49 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-49 map






Facts in brief:

Founded by Greeks from Chalcis; destroyed by Carthaginians 397 BC; was Roman free city 241 BC; taken by Goths, Byzantines, Arabs (842), Crusader Richard I of England (1190); ruled by Angevins, Aragonese, then by Spanish Bourbons 13th cen.-1713.

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