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Encyclopedia > Republic of Ancona

The Republic of Ancona was formed on 19 November 1797 as a French client republic. It existed in the region of Marche. It was incorporate dinto the Roman republic on 7 March 1798. It had a consul in its head. 1797 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... During Napoleons invasions to Italy,many client (puppet) republics were established. ... This article refers to the Italian region. ... See also Roman Republic (18th century) and Roman Republic (19th century) The Roman Republic (Latin: Res Publica Romanorum) was the representative government of Rome and its territories from 510 BC until the establishment of the Roman Empire, sometimes placed at 44 BC (the year of Caesars appointment as perpetual...

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Ancona: Definition and Much More From Answers.com (1193 words)
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche, a region of northeastern Italy, population 101,848 (2005).
Ancona is situated on the Adriatic Sea and is the center of the province of Ancona and the capital of the region.
Ancona was founded from Syracuse about 390 BCE, who gave it its name: Ancona is a very slightly modified transliteration of the Greek Αγκων, meaning "elbow"; the harbor to the east of the town was originally protected only by the promontory on the north, shaped like an elbow.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pope Benedict XIV (3066 words)
In 1708 he was appointed Promotor of the Faith; in 1712 canon theologian at the Vatican and assessor of the Congregation of Rites; in 1713 he was named domestic prelate; in 1718 secretary of the Congregation of the Council; and in 1725 titular Bishop of Theodosia.
He was made Bishop of Ancona in 1727 and cardinal 30 April, 1728.
At the close of his pontificate the only question of importance in the foreign relations of the Holy See which had not been successfully settled was that concerning the Patriarchate of Aquileia over which the Republic of Venice and the emperor claimed control.
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