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Lodi(lô`dē), city (1991 pop. 42,250), Lombardy, N Italy, on the Adda River, near Milan. It is an important dairy and light industrial center. The city is located near the site of ancient Laus Pompeia, which was destroyed by Milan in A.D. 1111. At Lodi on May 10, 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Austrians after personally leading his troops across the bitterly contested bridge over the Adda. Of note in the city are the Romanesque cathedral (12th cent.) and the beautiful Renaissance-style Church of the Incoronata.
Lodi(lō`dī). 1 City (1990 pop. 51,874), San Joaquin co., central Calif., on the Mokelumne River, in a rich farm area; inc. 1906. Agricultural products include nursery stock, sugar beets, fruit, nuts, grain, and dairy and beef cattle. Wine and processed foods are made, and there is diverse manufacturing. Lodi was founded in 1869 and settled by wheat farmers from the Dakotas, mostly of German descent. 2 Industrial borough (1990 pop. 22,355), Bergen co., NE N.J.; inc. 1894. It has chemicals, plastics, and ink industries.
a city in northern Italy, on the right bank of the Adda River. On May 10, 1796, during Bonaparte’s Italian campaign of 1796–97, the French troops (18,000 men) defeated the Austrian rearguard of General Sebottendorf (10,000 men) near Lodi. The victory secured the French hold on Lombardy.
a dynasty of Afghan origin of the Sultanate of Delhi from 1451 to 1526. The founder was Bahlul (ruled 1451–89), who annexed Jaunpur, Gwalior, Kalpi, and Dholpur to his original territory, which included Punjab and the basin between the Ganges and Jamna rivers. Sikander Shah (ruled 1489–1517) subjugated Bihar. Ibrahim (ruled 1517–26) carried on a struggle with the rising Afghan feudal aristocracy. In 1526 he was defeated by Babur (Baber) at Panipat and was killed.