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Francesca da Rimini

[fran-ches-kuh duh rim-uh-nee, frahn-; Italian frahn-che-skah dah ree-mee-nee] /frænˈtʃɛs kə də ˈrɪm ə ni, frɑn-; Italian frɑnˈtʃɛ skɑ dɑ ˈri mi ni/
noun
1.
died 1285? Italian noblewoman: immortalized by Dante in the Divine Comedy.

Rimini

[rim-uh-nee; Italian ree-mee-nee] /ˈrɪm ə ni; Italian ˈri mi ni/
noun
1.
Francesca da, Francesca da Rimini.
2.
Ancient Ariminum. a seaport in NE Italy, on the Adriatic.
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Rimini

/ˈrɪmɪnɪ/
noun
1.
a port and resort in NE Italy, in Emilia-Romagna on the N Adriatic coast. Pop: 128 656 (2001) Ancient name Ariminum
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daughter of Guido da Polenta, lord of Ravenna, whose tragic love affair with Paolo Malatesta is renowned in literature and art. Married to Gianciotto Malatesta (called "the Lame") for reasons of state, she was murdered by him when he discovered her in adultery with his brother Paolo (called "the Fair"), whom he also killed.

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