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Term: Brescia

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In Alpine foothills; sacked by Attila the Hun 452; taken by rival Italian families 10th-14th cen.; wealthy in 16th cen. until sacked by French 1516; taken by Napoleon 1796; passed to Austria 1815, Sardinia 1859 & to nation 1860; site of many Roman ruins.

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Italian, 1933 - 2017