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.

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  • Elio Altare, Chionetti, Marchesi di Gr├ęsy, Marcarini and Fratelli Alessandria are producers worth looking out for.

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  • The previous record was for a 3,587-kilogram chocolate bar made by Elah Dufour-Novi in Alessandria, Piemonte, Italy, in October 2007.

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  • 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.

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  • I was sued originally in Florence, Livorno, Alessandria and Turin, and in each case, Italian magistrates ordered the plaintiff to pay the court costs.

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  • 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.

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  • Eco was raised in Alessandria - the company town of Borsalino hats - in a lower-middle class family.

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  • 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.

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  • Alessandria della Paglia, I learned that the great Duke of Alva was on his way to Flanders.

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  • 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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