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  Doges of Genoa   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Genoa was technically a communal republic in the early Middle Ages, but in actuality it was an oligarchy ruled by a small group of mercantile families.
The first doge of Genoa, Simone Boccanegra, whose name is kept alive by Verdi's opera, was appointed by public acclaim in 1339.
At first the Doge of Genoa was elected without restriction and by popular suffrage, holding office for life in the so-called "perpetual dogate"; but after the reform effected by Andrea Doria in 1528 the term of his office was reduced to two years.
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  doges of venice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
While doges had great temporal power at first, after 1268, the doge was under strict surveillance: he must wait for other officials to be present before opening despatches from foreign powers; he was forbidden to leave the city and was not allowed to possess any property in a foreign land.
Whether or not the first doges were technically local representatives of the Emperor at Constantinople, the doge like the Emperor held office for life and was similarly regarded as the ecclesiastical, the civil and the military leader, in the power structure termed caesaropapism.
One of the ceremonial duties of the doge was to celebrate the symbolic marriage of Venice with the sea.
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 Genoa
Genoa (Italian Genova, Genoese Zena, French Gênes, German Genua, Spanish Genova) is a City and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the Region of Liguria.
Genoa lost Sardinia to Aragon, Corsica to internal revolt and its Middle Eastern colonies to the Ottoman Empire and the Arabs.
Genoa suffered from French bombardment in 1684, and was occupied by Austria in 1746 during the War of the Austrian Succession.
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 Doges of Venice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
While doges had great temporal power at first, after 1268, the doge was under strict surveillance: he must wait for other officials to be present before opening despatches from foreign powers; he was forbidden to leave the city and was not allowed to possess any property in a foreign land.
Whether or not the first doges were technically local representatives of the Emperor at Constantinople, the doge like the Emperor held office for life and was similarly regarded as the ecclesiastical, the civil and the military leader, in the power structure termed caesaropapism.
One of the ceremonial duties of the doge was to celebrate the symbolic marriage of Venice with the sea.
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 Genoa - Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Genoa (Italian Genova, Genoese Zena, French Gênes, German Genua, Spanish Genova) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria.
Genoa lost Sardinia to Aragon, Corsica to internal revolt and its Middle Eastern colonies to the Ottoman Empire and the Arabs.
Genoa suffered from French bombardment in 1684, and was occupied by Austria in 1746 during the War of the Austrian Succession.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Doge's Palace   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The palace was the residence of the Doge and contained the offices of a number of political institutions.
The Doges' Palace in Venice was the center of government of the Republic and the residence of the Doge.
Doges' Palace, municipal building that was the centre for the administration of the Venetian state until the fall of the Venetian Republic in 1797....
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 GENOA - LoveToKnow Article on GENOA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The town is situated on the Gulf of Genoa, and is the chief port and commercial town of Italy, the seat of an archbishop and a university, the headquarters of the IV.
Genoa is remarkably well served with electric tramways, which are found in all the wider streets, and run, often through tunnels, into the suburbs and to the surrounding country on the east as far as Nervi and to Pegli oh the west.
Genoa has in the past been somewhat handicapped in the race by the insufficiency of railway communication, which, owing to the mountains which encircle it, is difficult to secure, inany tunnels being necessary.
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 Doges of Genoa -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The first doge (" (A British peer of the highest rank) duke") of Genoa, Simone Boccanegra, whose name is kept alive by (Italian operatic composer (1813-1901)) Verdi's (A drama set to music; consists of singing with orchestral accompaniment and an orchestral overture and interludes) opera, was appointed by public acclaim in 1339.
Genoa did not trust its doges; they tied them to executive committees, kept them on a small budget, and kept them apart from the communal revenues held at the "Casa di san Giorgio".
While the Doge's Palace in Venice accumulated great furnishings and works of art over the years, in Genoa, each doge was expected to arrive with his own furnishings and, when he left, to strip the palace to its walls.
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 Genoa - Biocrawler   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Genoa (Italian Genova (jen'o-vah), Genoese Zena (zay'nah), French Gênes) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria.
Genoa was the most persistent rival of Venice, and like Venice its nominal republic was presided over by a doge (see Doges of Genoa).
At various times Genoa had several colonies in the Mideast, in the Aegean and the Black Sea, whence the Black Death was imported into Europe from the Genoese trading post at Kaffa (Feodosiya) in the Crimea, in Sicily and Northern Africa.
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 SUTRA, a City of Tomorrow project: City Profil: Genoa
Genoa was built, as the poet Paul Valery observed, "in a continual struggle with the mountain".
Genoa's modern commercial nucleus, with big departments stores and pavement cafés in the arcade extends mainly along Via XX Settembre, with natural extensions to the east (Corso Buenos Aires), uphill (the elegant Via Roma e Galleria mazzini) and two pedestrian areas, Quadrilatero and San Vincenzo.
Genoa's Old Port was first refurbished in 1992 to mark the Columbus anniversary celebration: the idea was to create a seamless, open-ended link between the city and the sea.
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 Genoa. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Among Genoa’s notable buildings are the Cathedral of San Lorenzo (rebuilt in 1100 and frequently restored), the palace of the doges, the richly decorated churches of the Annunciation and of St. Ambrose (both 16th cent.), the medieval Church of San Donato, many Renaissance palaces, and the Carlo Felice opera house (19th cent.).
Genoa’s expansion and its military defense were largely financed by a group of merchants who in 1408 organized a powerful bank, the Banco San Giorgio.
The power of Genoa was revived by the seaman and statesman Andrea Doria, who wrote a new constitution in 1528; the conspiracy (1547) of the Fieschi family against his dictatorship failed.
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 Doges of Genoa
Genoa was technically a communal republic in the early Middle Ages, but in actuality it was an oligarchy ruled by a small group of mercantile families.
The first doge of Genoa, Simone Boccanegra, whose name is kept alive by Verdi's opera, was appointed by public acclaim in 1339.
At first the Doge of Genoa was elected without restriction and by popular suffrage, holding office for life in the so-called "perpetual dogate"; but after the reform effected by Andrea Doria in 1528 the term of his office was reduced to two years.
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 Doge of Genoa - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Palazzo Pubblico, where the doges had formerly presided, was expanded in 1388 to accommodate the new ruler and style of government, the first of a series of radical reconstructions.
"Genoese doges were essentially faction leaders, in charge of the defense of Genoa and her territory", Christine Shaw has said.
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 Genoa - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Genoa (Italian Genova, Genoese (dialect of Ligurian) Zena, French Gênes, German Genua, Spanish Génova, Galician Xénova) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of the Province of Genoa and of the region of Liguria.
Genoa has the second largest old city in Italy which is worth while visiting, including the Piazza Ferrari where the opera and the Palace of the King of Genoa are (Palazzo Ducale), which is also located near the birth place of Christopher Columbus.
The 27th G8 summit took place in Genoa in July 2001, resulting in riots and the shooting and killing of a protestor and a violent crackdown by the police.
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 genoa - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com
Genoa (Italian Genova (jen'o-vah), Genoese Zena (zay'nah), French Gnes) is a city and a seaport in northern Italy, the capital of Liguria.
During the Middle Ages, Genoa was an independent and powerful republic (one of the so-called Repubbliche Marinare, with Venice, Pisa, and Amalfi) mainly oriented on the sea.
Crusaders from Genoa brought home a green glass goblet long regarded in Genoa as the Holy Grail itself and thought to be emerald.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Federigo Fregoso
Federigo was the son of Agostino Fregoso, governor of Genoa in 1488 for Ludovic Moro, and of Gentilla de Montefeltre, niece of Guidobaldo, Duke of Urbino.
In 1510, after the troubles in Genoa and the victory of the Adorni, Federigo was exiled and compelled to seek refuge at Rome.
elected Doge, and Federigo, having become his chief counsellor, was placed at the head of the army, and defended the republic against internal dangers (revolts of the Adorni and the Fieschi) and external dangers (suppression of the Barbary piracy).
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 Read about Genoa at WorldVillage Encyclopedia. Research Genoa and learn about Genoa here!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Genoa was the most persistent rival of Venice, and like Venice its nominal republic was presided over by a doge (see Doges of Genoa).
Genoa fought a series of wars with Venice starting in 1253, the last of which, the War of Chioggia (1378-81), Venice barely survived.
Giuseppe Garibaldi set out from Genoa with a thousand volunteers to unify Italy, which was at the time split in several kingdoms.
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 Republic of Genoa
Genoa went into a decline in the late 14th and 15th centuries, and was ultimately occupied by the French or the Milanese for much of the period.
Thereafter, Genoa underwent something of a revival as a junior associate of the Spanish Empire, with Genoese bankers, in particular, financing many of the Spanish crown's foreign endeavors.
Genoa continued its slow decline in the 18th century, and in 1768 was forced by endemic rebellion to sell Corsica to the French.
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 Genoa Italy Book Guest Italian Leather   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Doges of Genoa - Genoa (Italy) was technically a communal republic in the early Middle Ages, but in actuality it was an oligarchy ruled by a small group of merchant families, from whom were selected the Doges of Genoa.
Genoa Conference - The Genoa Conference was held in Genoa, Italy in 1922 from April 10 to May 19.
At this conference, the representatives of 34 countries convened to speak about monetary economics in the wake of "The Great War", World War I. University of Genoa - The University of Genoa (Università degli Studi di Genova in Italian or UniGe) is one of the larger universities in Italy.
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 Republic of Genoa biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Republic of Genoa, in full the Most Serene Republic of Genoa (known as the Ligurian Republic from 1798 to 1805) was an independent state in Liguria on the Northwestern Italian coast from ca.
In its early centuries, Genoa was an important trading city, second only to Venice of the great Italian cities.
In 1797 the Republic was occupied by the French revolutionary army of Napoleon Bonaparte, who overthrew the old elites who had ruled the city for all of its history, and replaced them with a popular republic known as the Ligurian Republic.
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 iqexpand.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Genoa is an award winning community in the heart of Illinois' historic and beautiful Kishwaukee River Valley.
Genoa Township is a General Law Township located in the Heart of Livingston County.
Genoa is one of 704 villages in the state of Ohio.
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 Doge — FactMonster.com
The chief magistrate of Genoa was called a doge down to 1797, when the Republican form of Government was abolished by the French.
The ceremony of wedding the Adriatic was instituted in 1174 by Pope Alexander III., who gave the doge a gold ring from off his own finger in token of the victory achieved by the Venetian fleet at Istria over Frederick Barbarossa, in defence of the Pope's quarrel.
Marino Faliero - Faliero or Falier, Marino Faliero or Falier, Marino, 1274–1355, doge of Venice...
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 CAMPOFREGOSO'S DOGES   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In its Venetian form "Doge" or "Duce" which means "Chief, Mercenary Leader", it was the title given to the leaders of the Republics of both Venice and Genoa.
In Venice the title was held for a lifetime, while in Genoa, it was changed to a biennial title in 1528.
In Genoa, the family which received this title most frequently was Campofregoso, also known as Fregoso.
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 Genoa, Genova - Liguria - Italy
Genoa (Italian Genova), the capital of its province and of the Liguria region, is an important seaport in northern Italy, the first Italian commercial port, with also two passenger docks, Ponte dei Mille and Ponte Andrea Doria, and the second port in the Mediterranean after neighbouring Marseille, France.
Genoa was the birthplace of Christopher Columbus (although his birthplace is disputed between Italy and France), admiral Andrea Doria, violinist Niccolò Paganini and Italian patriot Giuseppe Mazzini.
During the Middle Ages, Genoa was an independent and powerful republic (one of the so-called Repubbliche Marinare, with Venice, Pisa, and Amalfi).
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 Genoa on the rise / Bustling Italian port and medieval maze undergoes renaissance as Europe's 'Culture Capital'
Genoa, Italy -- People used to call Genoa "the Naples of the north" because the two Italian port cities share a crazy jumble of weathered buildings, funiculars, chaotic dog's-leg streets, swarms of sailors and a hive of multi-ethnic activity.
Medieval Genoa was also the seat of the world's first modern bank; for the past eight centuries, the city has been the headquarters of some of Italy's wealthiest clans.
Genoa's dukes and doges lived on a rise about 15 chiaroscuro minutes on foot from Palazzo Spinola, a walk that passes the fl-and-white striped medieval cathedral of San Lorenzo, many a Romanesque or Baroque church, and several animated piazzas swirled with cafe tables.
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