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Parma

facts in brief


Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-48 map
Part of Braun and Hogenberg I-48 map






Facts in brief:

Flourished as Roman center along Via Aemelia; was an early seat of bishop; destroyed by Ostrogoth king Theoderic; ruled by bishops from 9th cen.; torn by Guelph-Ghibelline strife 14th cen.; part of duchy of Parma & Piacenza from 1545; damaged in WW II.

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