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1) Milan, city, Italy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Lombardy and of Milan prov., N Italy, at the heart of the Po basin. Because of its strategic position in the Lombard plain, at the intersection of several major transportation...

2) Milan, prince and king of Serbia. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Michael Obrenovic as prince. He was educated in Paris, and a regency, which undertook constitutional reform in 1869, ruled for him until 1872. Under Russian influence...

3) Kundera, Milan. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...His first novel, The Joke (1967, tr. 1974), brought him government disapproval and resulted in the loss of his citizenship. This, coupled with the 1968 Soviet invasion,...

4) Milan Decree. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Milan Decree, issued Dec., 1807, by Napoleon I of France in an attempt to enforce the Continental System. Designed to strengthen the Berlin Decree, it authorized...

5) Sforza. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Italian family that ruled the duchy of Milan from 1450 to 1535. Rising from peasant origins, the Sforzas became condottieri and used this military position to become...

6) Visconti. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Italian family that ruled Milan from the 13th cent. until 1447. In the 12th cent. members of the family received the title of viscount, from which the name is derived....

7) Sforza, Francesco I. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Milan (1450-66); illegitimate son of Muzio Attendolo Sforza. He succeeded his father as leader of his band of mercenaries, and by his valor and sagacity he became...

8) Pius XI. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Pius XI, 1857-1939, pope (1922-39), an Italian named Achille Ratti, b. Desio, near Milan; successor of Benedict XV. 1 Prepapal CareerRatti's father was a silk manufacturer....

9) Lombardy. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Milan is the capital of the region, which is divided into the provinces of Bergamo, Brescia, Como, Cremona, Mantua, Milan, Pavia, Sondrio, and Varese (named for their...

10) Sforza, Ludovico. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Milan (1494-99); younger son of Francesco I Sforza. He was called Ludovico il Moro [the Moor] because of his swarthy complexion. In 1480 he deprived his sister-in-law,...

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