The Nuttall Encyclopedia
A walled city of Venetia, 23 m. by rail W. of Venice, has some manufactures of leather and musical-instrument strings, but is chiefly interesting for its artistic treasures; these include the municipal buildings, cathedral, and nearly fifty churches, innumerable pictures and frescoes, and Donatello's famous equestrian statue of Gattamelata; there is also a renowned university, library, museum, and the oldest botanical garden in Europe; after very varied fortunes it was held by Venice 1405-1797, then by Austria till its incorporation in Italy 1866. Livy was a native, as also Andrea Mantegna.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Padua'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/padua.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.