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  Sardinia - WOI Encyclopedia Italia
Sardinia (IPA: sɑː(ɹ)ˈdɪnɪə) (Sardegna in Italian, Sardigna or Sardinna in the Sardinian language, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (Sicily is the largest), between Italy, Spain and Tunisia, south of Corsica.
From 456 - 534, Sardinia was a part of the short-lived kingdom of the Vandals in North Africa, until reconquered by the Byzantine emperor Justinian I.
In 1323, the Kingdom of Aragon began a campaign to conquer Sardinia; the giudicato of Arborea successfully resisted this and for a time came to control nearly the entire island, but its last ruler Eleanor of Arborea, was eventually defeated by the Aragonese in the decisive Battle of Sanluri, June 30 1409.
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 Italian Unification - MSN Encarta
On the French border was the Kingdom of Sardinia, also called Piedmont-Sardinia, which had slowly expanded since the Middle Ages and was the most advanced state in Italy.
The Kingdom of Sardinia consisted of the region called Piedmont in northwestern Italy and the island of Sardinia.
The Kingdom of Sardinia was sympathetic toward Garibaldi but maintained a policy of neutrality until it appeared that Garibaldi was about to send his army into Rome, which was protected by French troops.
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 News | Gainesville.com | The Gainesville Sun | Gainesville, Fla.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Kingdom of Sardinia was the former kingdom of the Savoy dynasty in northwestern Italy which realized the risorgimento by unifying nearly all the peninsula under its crown in the 1860s.
Although its name was the Kingdom of Sardinia, the main part of the 18th- and 19th-century territories of the House of Savoy was in Savoy and Piedmont, with a capital at Turin.
On March 17, 1861 the Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed thus ending the Kingdom of Sardinia as a separate kingdom.
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 Sardinia at AllExperts
Sardinia (American pronunciation)(Sardegna in Italian, Sardigna or Sardinna in the Sardinian language, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean Sea (Sicily is the largest), between Italy, Spain and Tunisia, south of Corsica.
Sardinia's currency (as a part of Italy) is now the Euro, called francu in Sardinian.
Sardinia is a precious natural resource, containing thousands of rare or uncommon animals and plant species such as the Mediterranean Monk Seal and the boar.
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 AllRefer.com - Sardinia, kingdom of (Italian History) - Encyclopedia
Sardinia, kingdom of, name given to the possessions of the house of Savoy (see Savoy, house of) in 1720, when the island of Sardinia was awarded (by the Treaty of London) to Duke Victor Amadeus II of Savoy to compensate him for the loss of Sicily to Austria.
Besides Sardinia, the kingdom included Savoy, Piedmont, and Nice; Liguria, including Genoa, was added by the Congress of Vienna in 1815.
Although the name of the kingdom of Sardinia was derived from the island, Turin was its capital except from 1799 to 1814, when the mainland territories were annexed by France.
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Sardinia, moreover, was abandoned to its fate by the Byzantines more than the peninsula, and consequently the tradition which dates in the sixth century the origin of the three (later four) judicatures, into which the island was later divided, may have a historical foundation.
Sardinia had a viceroy and a parliament composed of the three orders: barons, clergy, and the commons meeting separately and communicating among themselves by means of deputies.
The charter of Eleanora was adopted as a Constitution; and the King of Aragon swore in the presence of the Sardinian deputies to observe it.
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 Sardinia Region (Italy)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
When in 1802 (and until 1814) the Kingdom was reduced to the island itself, the Savoias replaced the Savoia cross in the canton of the naval ensign of the kingdom with the Sardinia ensign.
Sardinia adopted on the 15th April 1999 the traditional flag of the island, that is white with a red cross and a fl moor's head, with a white headband, above the eyes.
The emblem was shown on the amrs of the Piemontese dynasty, on the official documents and coins of the Kingdom of Sardinia, and on militia flags.
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 Sardinia - History of Sardinia
Sardinia is one of the most ancient lands in Europe, visited way back the Palaeolithic period though inhabited permanently by man only much later, in the Neolithic age, around 6000 B.C. The first men to settle in Gallura and Northern Sardinia probably came from the Italian mainland and, in particular, from Etruria.
Sardinia remained isolated and was forced to defend herself; thus, the judge provincial assumed overall command with civil and military powers.
Even the "kingdom of Sardinia" (which in the new title was separated from Corsica since that island never was conquered) became Spanish; with the state symbol that of the Four Moors.
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 Kingdom of Sardinia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Kingdom of Sardinia, in 1839: Mainland [[Piedmont, with Savoia upper left (pink) and Nizza (Nice) lower left (brown) both now French, and Sardinia in the inset]] The Kingdom of Sardinia is a former Kingdom in Italy.
Although its name was the Kingdom of Sardinia, the main part of the Kingdom was Savoy, under which royal house (the House of Savoy) the Kingdom resorted.
In 1743 the Kingdom was combined with Piedmont as the Kingdom of Sardinia.
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 Italian Regions Sardinia Sardegna
Sardinia is the second-largest island in the Mediterranean, characterized by a jagged and rocky coastline, interspersed with marvelous beaches of very fine sand.
Spanish rulership of Sardinia ended after the War of the Spanish Succession, with a new Kingdom of Sicily and Sardinia given to the house of Savoy as part of the Congress of London in 1718.
This new kingdom (later called the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia) was part of the central holding of the House of Savoy, later to become part of the new Kingdom of Italy in 1861.
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kingdom of italy (1848-1946) - flags for use at sea
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In 1720 the kingdom of Sardinia was ceded to the house of Savoy and was joined to the Piedmont.
After the collapse of the Napoleonic empire, the kingdom of Sardinia was given back its territories on the mainland, and during the 19th century it expanded to include almost all of Italy.
Sardinia's rivers, of which the Tirso and Flumendosa are the most important, are short and full of rapids.
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 History and tourist information on the island of Sardinia, Italy
In the eighteenth century the island became the centre of the Kingdom of Sardinia, and was subsumed into the unified Italy in 1861.
For once it was Sardinia doing the invading, with Garibaldi (a native of Sardinia) beginning his campaign for unification from the island.
Sardinia is famous for its excellent bread and for the pungent, salty percorino sardo cheese.
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 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Sardinia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
dynasty of Western Europe that ruled Savoy and Piedmont from the 11th cent., the kingdom of Sicily from 1714 to 1718, the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1861, and the kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946.
It is the largest city in Sardinia and is a modern port and an industrial center.
Incidence and Diversity of Neotyphodium Fungal Endophytes in Tall Fescue from Morocco, Tunisia, and Sardinia.
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 Letter Mail from and to the Old Italian States 1850 - 1870
Until the middle of September 1859, during the breakdown of direct communications, it was possible to send letters to the Kingdom of Sardinia "via Switzerland." "Via Switzerland" was also chosen, after the restoration of the postal communications, to prepay postage of letters to destination.
On October 9, 1870, as a consequence of a plebiscite, Vittorio Emanuele II decreed the annexation to the Italian Kingdom.
When the letters exchanged with the Kingdom of Italy were franked with both the Italian and the Papal postage stamps for an amount which corresponded to the postage-due amount to be charged at destination, the letters arrived at destination free of charge.
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 Southern Italy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
To the County and (1130) Kingdom of Sicily........1060-1816
A kingdom was created here in 1720 for the Duke of Savoy, when he transfered his newly-established royal authority in Sicily to the Holy Roman Emperor, who held Sardinia at that time, and traded islands with him.
By 1420 all of Sardinia was in Aragonese hands; the Regal title to the realm remained a silent and nearly forgotten legacy until revived under different circumstances in 1713...
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 Coins of Victor Emmanuel II
Vittorio Emanuele II (Victor Emmanuel II) belongs to the House of Savoy, a dynasty that ruled Savoy and Piedmont from the 11th century, the kingdom of Sicily from 1714 to 1718, the kingdom of Sardinia from 1720 to 1861, and the kingdom of Italy from 1861 to 1946.
On 17 March 1861 the first Italian Parliament, settled in Turin (18 February 1861), proclaimed the Kingdom of Italy with Vittorio Emanuele II as king: the proclamation of the Kingdom of Italy was celebrated in 1911 by Vittorio Emanuele III with the "Cinquantenario" series.
Italy was governed under the liberal constitution adopted by the Kingdom of Sardinia in 1848.
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 Lighthouses of Sardinia
Sardinia (Sardegna in Italian) is the second largest island of the Mediterranean, after Sicily; the island is about 270 km (170 mi) from north to south and 145 km (90 mi) from east to west.
This massive tower was built by the Kingdom of Aragon, which conquered Sardinia in a series of campaigns between 1323 and 1409, inaugurating three centuries of Spanish rule.
Huelse has a postcard view of the tower crowned by a short lighthouse; although the lantern has been removed it appears that at least part of the stone base of the lighthouse survives atop the medieval construction.
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 Timeline Sardinia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
1754 The Carouge area of Geneva was ceded to the Kingdom of Sardinia.
1814 The Kingdom of Sardinia was united with the Kingdom of Liguria.
She was chosen by her cousin Camillo Cavour, prime minister of Sardinia under King Victor Emanuel, to win the emperor’s support for a war against the Austrians.
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Tuscany, Sardinia, and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies were forced to grant constitutions.
Sardinia was the most effective and progressive state in Italy -- Cavour believed it could lead the rest of Italy toward unification.
Sardinia: believed that the removal of Austria would enable Sardinia to form a strong alliance of Italian states against both Austria and France.
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 Kingdom of Sardinia - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Sardinia, Kingdom of, Italian kingdom (1720-1861) formed by the union of the duchy of Savoy and the island of Sardinia.
Savoy : government and politics: annexation by Kingdom of Sardinia
Victor Emmanuel I (1759-1824), king of Sardinia (1802-21), born in Turin, Italy.
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 Sardinia, Italy
The island of Sardinia lies in the Mediterranean, to the west of the Italian mainland.
Evidence of the earliest inhabitants of Sardinia is provided by the remains of numerous prehistoric settlements, in particular the nuraghi (singular nuraghe), massive towers characteristic of the island culture of the Bronze and Iron Ages which show a striking similarity to the talayots of the Balearics.
Under the treaty of Utrecht in 1713 it was assigned to Austria, and in 1718 was exchanged with Sicily and passed to the dukes of Savoy as the kingdom of Sardinia.
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 Heraldry in Pre-Unification Italy
In 1848, the tricolor became the flag of the kingdom of Sardinia (with the arms of the house of Savoie in center) and in 1860 that of the kingdom of Italy.
In April 1848 Sicily seceded from the kingdom and adopted the Italian tricolor with the triskele on the center stripe.
On April 7, 1815 the Lombard-Venitian Kingdom (Regno Lombardo-Veneto) was formed, a territory of the Austrian Empire, composed of the Governo Lombardo and the Governo Veneto.
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 Italian Unification
The Kingdom of Sicily that occupied the island of Sicily and the entire southern half of the Italian peninsula.
An insurrection in 1848 caused pope Pius IX to flee Rome and a republic was proclaimed.
Napoleon's growing concern with respect to the sudden (large) size of his neighbor was resolved in part by the cessation of the Sardinian provinces of Savoy, near the Alps, and Nice, on the Mediterranean coast to France in 1860.
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 Count Camillo Cavour Risorgimento Italian unification
He allied Sardinia with Great Britain and France in the Crimean War (1854-56) against Russia having received assurances that the situation in the Italian peninsula would be one of the items on the agenda at an eventual peace conference.
Although France and Sardinia were victorious it was at the cost of a formidable toll of lives, including battles the horror of which led a Swiss observer, Henri Dunant, to strive to found the International Red Cross Association.
All of the earlier and later adherences of territory to Sardinia as a core state culminated in a proclamation of a kingdom of Italy on March 17th, 1861.
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