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ID: 7003924
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/tgn/7003924

 

Record Type: administrative
Hierarchy of Casale Monferrato (inhabited place)  Casale Monferrato (inhabited place)

Coordinates:
Lat: 45 08 00 N  degrees minutes   Lat: 45.1333  decimal degrees
Long: 008 27 00 E  degrees minutes   Long: 8.4500  decimal degrees

Note: Located on an upper course of the Po river in Monferrato hills. The Ligurian name of the Po river was "Bodincus," thus the ancient name of the town, "Bodincomagus." The site was settled in ancient times; the modern town was founded in the 8th century; it was ruled by the marquisate of Monferrato in the 10th century; it went to the Gonzaga family in 1536; it was disputed between France and Spain, then went to Savoy in 1707.

Names:
Casale Monferrato (preferred,C,V)
Casale Monteferrato (C,V)
Casalmonferrato (C,V)
Casale di Monferrato (C,O,French,U,N)
Casale (C,V)
Bodincomagus (H,V)  ............ ancient name, from old name for the Po river

Hierarchical Position:
Hierarchy of World (facet)    World (facet)
Hierarchy of Europe (continent)  ....  Europe (continent) (P)
Hierarchy of Italy (nation)  ........  Italy (nation) (P)
Hierarchy of Piedmont (region (administrative division))  ............  Piedmont (region (administrative division)) (P)
Hierarchy of Alessandria (province)  ................  Alessandria (province) (P)
Hierarchy of Casale Monferrato (inhabited place)  ....................  Casale Monferrato (inhabited place) (P)

Place Types:
inhabited place (preferred, C)  ............  founded in 8th century CE on site of ancient settlement
town (C)
industrial center (C)  ............  produces lime, cement, artificial stone, farm machinery, electrical appliances and tartaric acid
market center (C)  ............  especially noted for export of wine
episcopal see (C)  ............  noted for cathedral of Sant'Evasio (dating from 1107)

Sources and Contributors:
Bodincomagus..........  [VP]
.......................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 159
Casale..........  [VP]
.................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
Casale di Monferrato..........  [VP]
...................................  Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976) 5, 159
Casale Monferrato..........  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP Preferred]
................................  Annuario Generale (1980)
................................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
................................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 916
................................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-)
................................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 39
Casale Monteferrato..........  [GRLPSC]
...................................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
Casalmonferrato..........  [GRLPSC]
.............................  Van Marle, Pittura Italiana (1932)
Subject: .....  [BHA, GRLPSC, VP]
..................  Annuario Generale (1980)
..................  Benezit, Dictionnaire des Peintres (1976) 5, 159
..................  Canby, Historic Places (1984) I, 159
..................  Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer (1961)
..................  Encyclopaedia Britannica (1988) II, 916
..................  GRI Photo Study, Authority File (1989)
..................  NGA/NIMA database (2003-) -113750
..................  Times Atlas of the World. Reprint ed. (1994) 39
..................  Van Marle, Pittura Italiana (1932)
 
Note:
English .......... [VP]
..........  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (1994-2002)

 

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