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Monza

[mon-zuh; Italian mawn-tsah] /ˈmɒn zə; Italian ˈmɔn tsɑ/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, NNE of Milan.
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Monza

/Italian ˈmontsa/
noun
1.
a city in N Italy, northeast of Milan: the ancient capital of Lombardy; scene of the assassination of King Umberto I in 1900; motor-racing circuit. Pop: 120 204 (2001)
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city, Lombardia (Lombardy) regione, northern Italy. It lies along the Lambro River, just northeast of Milan. The ancient Modicia, it was a village until the 6th century AD, when the Lombard queen Theodelinda established a residence and a monastery there. During the period of the communes, Monza was sometimes independent, sometimes subject to Milan. The Visconti family built a castle there in 1325. The town withstood many sieges and was repeatedly plundered, notably by the troops of Charles V. King Umberto I of Italy was assassinated at Monza on July 29, 1900; an expiatory chapel was dedicated in 1910.

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