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The Nuttall Encyclopedia
On the Ticino, in Lombardy, is an imposing "city of a hundred towers," with little industry or commerce; in its unfinished cathedral St. Augustine was buried; San Michele, where the early kings of Italy were crowned, dates from the 7th century; the University was founded by Charlemagne, and has now attached to it colleges for poor students, a library, museum, botanic garden, and school of art; stormed by Napoleon in 1796, Pavia was in Austrian possession from 1814 till its inclusion in the kingdom of Italy 1859.
Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Pavia'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/encyclopedias/eng/nut/p/pavia.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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