Monday, October 22, 2012

Events in Cisalpine History

I'm downsizing the main website, and I wanted to enter one item from there, for future reference. A list of a few of the greatest events or periods in Cisalpine history, in chronological order:

Etruscan Civilization

Villanovan Culture [Iron Age]

Cisalpine Gaul [Celto-Ligurian Culture]

Langbard Kingdom

Venetian Empire [1,000 Years]

Lombard League(s)

Battle of Legnano [May 29, 1176]

The Renaissance

Battle of Lepanto [October 7, 1571]

Cinque Giornate Revolt [March 18 to March 22, 1848]



Etrusco-Umbro-Gallic said...

You also might want to point out that the papacy in the second millenium AD, especially from 1400 and on, was somewhat dominated by the Cisalpines, or the Villanovans as I like to say.

Many notable popes from Liguria, Veneto, Romagna, Emilia, Picenum(southern half of Marche), and Tuscany.

You should also mention the condottieri dynasties. The most notable ones were Rumagnols and Umbrians. Dukes of Montefeltro, who once ruled the entire Romagna+some cities in Umbria+Picenum, come to mind.

Speaking of the Rumagnols, you erred once in calling Mussolini an Emilian. He was a Forlivese Rumagnol. Rumagnols are a different folk, culturally and genetically. There are perhaps analogous to Bresans, being more masculine, robust and better built, while Emilians are more like Western Lombards.

Savory Rumagnol food(piadina) and also their revered symbol, eaten from Ravenna to Senigallia:

Rumagnol flag:

Rumagnol free state(the Andorra of Italy):

Rumagnols are known for playing beach tennis and riding motorbikes to pass the time. lol

Camunlynx said...

I will add a note to the Mussolini entry. However, again, anytime you like, you can send a contribution article to, and I will enter it here, giving you credit. I'm not familiar with Romagna; although the regional culture sounds fascinating.

In the online Logos dictionary, it shows various words--for example, "family"--in different languages. "Romagnolo" was one I recall. Also, Venetian, Furlan, Bresciano, Bergamasco, Lombardo (west), and others. For example, family is "famija" in Brescian ("famia" in Camunian); "famea" in Bergamask; "famee" in Furlan; "familia" in Ladin; and "famegia" in Ramagnolo.