from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A city of northwest Italy east-southeast of Turin. It was founded c. 1168 as a stronghold of the Lombard League. Population: 91,700.
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- proper n. Province of Piedmont, Italy.
- proper n. Town and capital of Alessandria
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The new foundation, although laughed at at first by the imperialists and called Alessandria della Paglia, from its hastily constructed straw huts, soon held a population of fifteen thousand.
Elio Altare, Chionetti, Marchesi di Grésy, Marcarini and Fratelli Alessandria are producers worth looking out for.
The previous record was for a 3,587-kilogram chocolate bar made by Elah Dufour-Novi in Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy, in October 2007.
Although it has been suggested that Wert spent some time in a similar capacity in Rome, under the protection of Giulio Cesare Gonzaga, Patriarch of Alessandria, the evidence is unstable.
I was sued originally in Florence, Livorno, Alessandria and Turin, and in each case, Italian magistrates ordered the plaintiff to pay the court costs.
Riccardiana, MS 991, prepared by the excellent Gabriella Albanese was published in 1998 by Edizioni dell'Orso Alessandria; she is also responsible for writing an introduction.
Eco was raised in Alessandria - the company town of Borsalino hats - in a lower-middle class family.
Vercelli, Alessandria, Novara, and Tortona, and had amassed great riches, finding his end approach, and having no children, left his wife Beatrice heiress of his estates, and arranged with his friends that a marriage should be effected between her and Filippo.
Alessandria della Paglia, I learned that the great Duke of Alva was on his way to Flanders.
Frederick's fifth expedition to Italy: vain siege of Alessandria, complete defeat at Legnano (1176); preliminary peace of Venice (1177, the centenary of Canossa).
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