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ID: 7005764
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7005764

 

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

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 33 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.5500  decimal degrees
Long: 010 15 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 10.2500  decimal degrees

Note: 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.

Names:
Brescia (preferred,C,V)
Brixia (H,V)  ............ ancient

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italia (nation)  ........  Italia (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Lombardia (region (administrative division))  ............  Lombardia (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Brescia (province)  ................  Brescia (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Brescia (inhabited place)  ....................  Brescia (inhabited place) (P)

Additional Parents:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Gallia Transpadana (historical region)  ........  Gallia Transpadana (historical region) (P,H)
Hierarchy of Brescia (inhabited place)  ............  Brescia (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  settled by Romans ca. 200 BC on site of a Celtic Cenomani stronghold
city (C)
provincial capital (C)
industrial center (C)
manufacturing center (C)  ............  produces metalwork, firearms, machinery & textiles
cultural center (C)
episcopal see (C)  ............  established in early 4th cen & was one of the first to be detatched from Milan
duchy (H)  ............  under Lombard control, from 936 until taken by Visconti family of Milan & ultimately passing to Venice in 1436

Sources and Contributors:
Brescia..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
.................  Annuario Generale (1980)
.................  Blue Guide: Northern Italy (1978)
.................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 122
.................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
.................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 501-502
.................  Michelin: Italy (1988)
.................  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967-1989) II, 786-787
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
.................  TCI: Lombardia (1987)
.................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 33
Brixia..........  [GRLPSC, VP]
.................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8053
.................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
.................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Blue Guide: Northern Italy (1978)
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 122
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 501-502
..................  GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998) 8053
..................  Michelin: Italy (1988)
..................  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967-1989) II, 786-787
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -112155
..................  Princeton Encyclopedia of Classical Sites (1979)
..................  TCI: Lombardia (1987)
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 33
..................  Times Atlas of World History (1993) 339
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]

 

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