Bicocca, La(lä bēkôk`kä), former village, Lombardy, N Italy, now part of Milan. There, in 1522, the vicomte de LautrecLautrec, Odet de Foix, vicomte de
, 1485–1528, marshal of France. In the Italian Wars he fought at Marignano (1515) and was subsequently governor of Milan. Defeated at La Bicocca (1522), he was forced to evacuate Italy.
..... Click the link for more information. , commanding a French army and Swiss mercenaries, was defeated by a combined Milanese, Spanish, and German force in the Italian WarsItalian Wars,
1494–1559, series of regional wars brought on by the efforts of the great European powers to control the small independent states of Italy. Renaissance Italy was split into numerous rival states, most of which sought foreign alliances to increase their
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