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Etruria

(ĭtro͝or`ēə), ancient country, W central Italy, now forming Tuscany and part of Umbria. It was the territory of the Etruscans, who in the 6th cent. B.C. spread Etruscan civilizationEtruscan civilization,
highest civilization in Italy before the rise of Rome. The core of the territory of the Etruscans, known as Etruria to the Latins, was northwest of the Tiber River, now in modern Tuscany and part of Umbria.
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 throughout much of Italy. They were later forced back into Etruria and ultimately dispersed.
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Etruria

 

a kingdom in Italy that existed from 1801 to 1807. A dependency of France, the Kingdom of Etruria was formed by Napoleon Bonaparte after the Grand Duchy of Tuscany was defeated by his forces. The kingdom’s name was derived from the ancient name of the region of Tuscany, which was inhabited by the Etruscans. In late 1807 the Kingdom of Etruria was abolished, and its territory incorporated into the French Empire.

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Etruria

1. an ancient country of central Italy, between the Rivers Arno and Tiber, roughly corresponding to present-day Tuscany and part of Umbria
2. a factory established in Staffordshire by Josiah Wedgwood in 1769
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