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Brescia, Italia


Notes: Brescia (Brèsa in bresciano - pronunciato Brèha in alcune zone della provincia) è un comune di circa 190.000 abitanti, capoluogo dell'omonima provincia lombarda e seconda città della regione per abitanti. È anche conosciuta come la Leonessa d'Italia, secondo l'appellativo attribuitole da Giosuè Carducci. La città è situata allo sbocco della Val Trompia.
La sua area urbana, che comprende anche alcuni comuni limitrofi, ha una popolazione tra i 350.000 e i 500.000 abitanti, a seconda dei criteri di delimitazione.
Brescia (Lombard: Breha) is a city in the region of Lombardy in northern Italy, between the Mella and the Naviglio, with a population of around 190,000. It is the second largest city in Lombardy, after the capital Milan. The city is the administrative capital of the Province of Brescia, one of the largest in Italy, with about 1,200,000 inhabitants. The ancient city of Brixia, Brescia has been an important regional centre since pre-Roman times and a number of Roman and medieval monuments are preserved, among which is the prominent castle.
The city is at the centre of the third-largest Italian industrial area, concentrating on mechanical and automotive engineering and machine tools. Its companies are typically small or medium- sized enterprises, often with family managements. The financial sector is also a major employer, and the tourist industry is important as well, given the proximity of Lake Garda, Lake Iseo and the Alps.
Ancient history
Different mythological versions of the foundation of Brescia exist: one assign it to Hercules, while another says that it was created as Altilia ("the other Ilium") by a fugitive from the siege of Troy. According to a further one, the founder was the king of the Ligures Cidnus, who had invaded the Padan Plain in the late Bronze Age. Other scholars attribute the foundation to the Etruscans.
Invaded by the Gauls Cenomani, allied of the Insubri, in the 4th century BCE, it became their capital. During…


City/Town : Latitude: 45.539874, Longitude: 10.223311


Matches 1 to 3 of 3

   Last Name, Given Name(s)    Died    Person ID 
1 der Karolingen, Lodewijk Ii  8 December 875Brescia, Italia I31444
2 de Lombardie, Ansperge  817Brescia, Italia I288487
3 Meneghini, Giovanni Battista  21 January 1981Brescia, Italia I672586


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