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The term Lombard refers to members of or things related, directly or indirectly, to the Lombards (Longobardi), a Germanic tribe that dominated northern Italy and adjoining areas from the 6th to 8th centuries. Uses of the term include: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... The Lombards (Latin Langobardi, whence comes the alternative name Longobards found in older English texts), were a Germanic people originally from Northern Europe that entered the late Roman Empire. ...

History and culture

  • Lombardy, the region of northern Italy dominated by the Lombards
  • Lombard League, a medieval alliance of some 30 cities in Northern Italy
  • Lombard banking, Lombard is a historical term for pawn shops or moneychangers in the Middle ages
  • Lombard rhythm, a musical rhythm, especially used in Baroque music

Lombardy (Italian: Lombardia, Lombard: Lumbardìa) is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. ... The Lombard League was an alliance formed around 1167, which at its apex included most of the cities of northern Italy (although its membership changed in time), including, among others, Milan, Piacenza, Cremona, Mantua, Bergamo, Brescia, Bologna, Padua, Treviso, Vicenza, Verona, Lodi, and Parma, and even some lords, such as... The Moneychanger by Rembrandt, 1627 For other uses, see Lombard. ... Name for a rhythm associated with Baroque music, notably that of Johann Sebastian Bach and Antonio Vivaldi, which consists of inverted notes inégales, with the shorter value preceding the long. ...


Lombardic or Langobardic is the extinct language of the Lombards (Langobardi), the Germanic speaking settlers in Italy in the 6th century. ... The term Lombard refers to a group of related dialects spoken mainly in Northern Italy (most of Lombardy and some areas of neighbouring regions), in Southern Switzerland (Ticino and Graubünden). ... Eastern Lombard (sometimes also called Orobic) is a group of dialects spoken in the eastern side of Lombardy, mainly in the provinces of Bergamo, Brescia and Mantua and in the area around Crema. ... Western Lombard is a Lombard language spoken in Italy, in Lombard provinces of Milan, Monza, Varese, Como, Lecco, Sondrio, little part of Cremona (Crema and neighbors), Lodi and Pavia, and Piedmont provinces of Novara, Verbano-Cusio-Ossola and little part of Vercelli (Valsesia), and Switzerland (Canton Ticino and part of...


Lombardo is a name shared by several different people, including: Guy Lombardo, Canadian-American bandleader and musician (1902-1977) Carmen Lombardo, Canadian musician, brother of Guy Lombardo (1903-1971) Joseph Lombardo, American Mafia figure (b. ... Lombardi is an Italian surname that may refer to: Vince Lombardi (1913-1970), American football coach, or either of the two awards named for him: Vince Lombardi Trophy: Awarded to the winning team of the Super Bowl. ... Carole Lombard (October 6, 1908 – January 16, 1942) was an American actress. ... Peter Lombard (c. ... Les Femmes Vertueuses Lambert Lombard (Liège, 1505 – 1566) was a Renaissance painter and architect from the Bishopric of Liège. ... Louise Lombard Louise Lombard (born 13 September 1971) is a British actress. ... George Lombard (born September 14, 1975, in Atlanta, Georgia) is a Major League Baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals. ... A Lesson in Love (Swedish: En lektion i kärlek) is a 1954 film directed by Ingmar Bergman. ...


  • Le Lombard (or Editions Lombard), the Belgian comic book publisher that launched Tintin magazine and the comic books Michel Vaillant and Blake and Mortimer
  • Lombard Canada, an insurance company in Canada
  • ICICI Lombard, a motor insurance policy in India
  • Lombard Direct, an insurance company in the United Kingdom
  • Lombard Risk, a risk management software company
  • Lombard Bank, a bank in Malta
  • Lombard Odier Darrier Hentsch, a private bank in Switzerland
  • Lombard credit, a form of lending used by central banks
  • Lombard (chainsaw), a brand of chainsaws
  • Lombard's Liquors, private Liquor Store in Heidelberg, Gauteng, South Africa

Le Lombard or Lombard Editions is a Belgian comic book publisher established in 1946 when the Tintin series was launched. ... ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited is a 74:26 joint venture between ICICI Bank Limited and the US-based $26 billion Fairfax Financial Holdings Limited. ... Lombard Direct are a British-based finance company, that specialise in loans and insurance. ... Lombard Bank is Maltas third-largest bank. ... Lombard credit is the granting of credit by banks against pledged items, mostly in the form of securities or life insurance policies. ...


The surname has also led to the creation of several "Lombard Street" such as:

It is also the name of several places: Lombard Street is a road in the City of London. ... Lombard Streets famed twists Lombard Street in San Francisco, California is a major east-west thoroughfare that crosses the entire city. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Monument City, Charm City, Mob Town, B-more Motto: Get In On It (formerly The City That Reads and The Greatest City in America; BELIEVE is not the official motto but rather a specific campaign) Location Location of Baltimore in Maryland Coordinates , Government Country State County United... WGS-84 (GPS) Coordinates: , Statistics Province: Leinster County: Dáil Éireann: Dublin Central, Dublin North Central, Dublin North East, Dublin North West, Dublin South Central, Dublin South East European Parliament: Dublin Dialling Code: 01, +353 1 Postal District(s): D1-24, D6W Area: 114. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ...

  • Lombard, Illinois
  • Lombard, Doubs, a commune of the Doubs d├ępartement in France
  • Lombard, Jura, a commune of the Jura d├ępartement in France

Incorporated Village in 1869. ... Doubs is a département in eastern France named after the Doubs River. ... Jura is a department in the east of France named after the Jura mountains (not be confused with the Swiss canton of Jura). ...


  • Lombard Prototype, a prototype of one of the first pen-based computers, built by GO Corporation
  • Lombard, codename of third generation PowerBook G3 laptop computers made by Apple Computer from 1999 to 2001

GO Corporation was founded in 1987 to create software for mobile computers and personal digital assistants. ... The PowerBook G3 was a professional line of laptop Macintosh computers made by Apple between 1997 to 2000. ...


  Results from FactBites:
Lombards - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1629 words)
Lombards were one of the tribes forming the Suebi, and during the 1st century AD they lived in northwest Germany.
At the end of the 5th century Lombards settled in the area of what is now Austria, in the territory formerly occupied by the Rugians, and at the beginning of the 6th century they were settled in Pannonia (now Western Hungary and the Czech Republic) by the Emperor Justinian, in quality of foederati.
In the summer of 569, the Lombards conquered the main Roman centre of northern Italy, Milan.
f. The Lombards and the Popes. 2001. The Encyclopedia of World History (1565 words)
The Lombards, always few in number, had associated other peoples (including Saxons and some Slavs) in their invasion, but even then they were not numerous enough to occupy the whole peninsula.
Charlemagne, heir to the traditions of Pepin, having repudiated the daughter of the Lombard king, Desiderius, appeared in Italy to protect the pope.
It was equally decisive in Italian history, for the papal victory over the Lombards terminated the last effective effort to establish unity and a centralized government until the end of the 19th century.
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