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'''Milan''' is a [[city]] in [[Lombardy]] in Northern [[Italy]].
'''Milan''' is a city in Northern [[Italy]]. During the [[Renaissance]] it was dominated by the [[Visconti]] and [[Sforza]] families. At various times it had been part of the [[Holy Roman Empire]] and [[France]], as well as [[Spain]].
 
   
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Milan became a free commune in the [[12th century]]. In 1162 it was sacked by [[Frederick Barbarossa]]. The formation of the [[Lombard League]] saw Milan eventually free of the [[Holy Roman Empire]]. Milan was however torn politically between [[Guelph]] and [[Ghibelline]] factions until the [[Visconti]] took control in 1277. Francesco Sforza married the daughter of the last male of the Visconti line, and effectively took over in 1447.
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From 1482 until 1499 [[Leonardo da Vinci]] operated his [[workshop]] in Milan, under Ludovico Sforza.
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Latest revision as of 12:11, 28 July 2011

Milan is a city in Lombardy in Northern Italy.

Milan became a free commune in the 12th century. In 1162 it was sacked by Frederick Barbarossa. The formation of the Lombard League saw Milan eventually free of the Holy Roman Empire. Milan was however torn politically between Guelph and Ghibelline factions until the Visconti took control in 1277. Francesco Sforza married the daughter of the last male of the Visconti line, and effectively took over in 1447.

From 1482 until 1499 Leonardo da Vinci operated his workshop in Milan, under Ludovico Sforza.