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ID: 7005851
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005851

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Como (inhabited place)  Como (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 47 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.7833  decimal degrees
Long: 009 05 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 9.0833  decimal degrees

Note: On SW end of Lake Como; sacked by Milanese 1127; after 1335, ruled by Visconti & Sforzas of Milan; liberated & added to Kingdom of Italy by Garibaldi 1859; Mussolini arrested & executed here 1945; site of Santa Maria Maggiore cathedral (14th-18th cen.).

Names:
Como (preferred,C,V)
Comum (H,V)  ............ ancient
Novum Comum (H,V)

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lombardy (region (administrative division))  ............  Lombardy (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Como (province)  ................  Como (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Como (inhabited place)  ....................  Como (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Transpadane Republic (historical region)  ........  Transpadane Republic (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Como (inhabited place)  ............  Como (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  established as a Roman colony in 196 BC on site of an Insubarian Galic settlement
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  known for its important silk industry since early 14th cen.
tourist center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  since 379

Sources and Contributors:
Como..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
...........  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 199
...........  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
...........  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 499
...........  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
...........  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 47
...........  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Comum..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
..............  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12602
Novum Comum..........  [VP]
.......................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  ARLIS/NA: Ancient Site Names (1995)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 199
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) III, 499
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 12602
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -116052
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 47
..................  Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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