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Alessandria

Alessandria (älās-sän´drēä), city (1991 pop. 90,753), capital of Alessandria prov., in Piedmont, NW Italy, at the confluence of the Tanaro and Bormida rivers. It is an industrial center and agricultural market. Manufactures include wine, furniture, machinery, paper, and hats. Alessandria was built (1164–67) as a stronghold of the Lombard League and was named for Pope Alexander III. At first a free commune, the city passed in 1348 to the duchy of Milan and, in 1707, to the duke of Savoy. Alessandria was the scene of a pro-Mazzini conspiracy in 1833. There are two 13th-century churches and remains of the city's medieval fortifications.

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Alessandria

Alessandria City in the Piemonte region of nw Italy and capital of Alessandria province. Founded in the 12th century as Civitas Nova, it was renamed after Pope Alexander III. Industries: hat making, furniture. It is also a market for wine and agricultural produce. Pop. (1997 est.) 90,927.

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Abbà-Cornaglia, Pietro

Abbà-Cornaglia, Pietro (b Alessandria, Piedmont, 1851; d Alessandria, 1894). It. composer and organist. Operas incl. Isabella Spinola (1877) and Una partita di scacchi (1892). Also wrote a requiem and chamber mus.

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