Marignano

Marignano

 

present-day Melegnano, a city in northern Italy, 16 km southeast of Milan, near which a battle was fought on Sept. 13-14, 1515, between the French Army (40,000 men) of King Francis I and the Swiss mercenaries (up to 30,000 men) of Maximilian Sforza, duke of Milan, during the Italian Wars of 1494-1559.

The French Army took up a strong defensive position near Marignano in order to prevent the Swiss, who were advancing from Milan, from joining with the Spanish and papal troops, who were moving from Piacenza; this position was also taken to make it easier for the French to link up with the allied Venetian Army, which was moving along the valley of the Po River. In a fierce battle that lasted two days the Swiss infantry, previously considered invincible, was routed, and the French temporarily consolidated their position in Lombardy.

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Major organization : CENTRALE UNICA DI COMMITTENZA TRA I COMUNI DI CATTOLICA, MISANO ADRIATICO E SAN GIOVANNI IN MARIGNANO
(9) Es la relacion de las batallas de Cerinola (1503), Garellano (1503), Seminara (1503), con victoria espanola sobre los franceses; Marignano (1515) fue una victoria francesa sobre el duque de Milan.
By contrast, the hired foreign condottiero Bartolomeo d'Alviano, who died in 1515 shortly after his victory at Marignano had salvaged his reputation from the disastrous defeat at La Motta of the preceding year, has gone to heaven because of his loyalty to Venice, saving the devils from his presence in the fiery place and their terror that he would treat them as he had the peasants.
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Mientras que en grandes batallas como Fornovo (1495) o San Quintin (1557) la potencia de fuego no parece que fuera decisiva para la victoria, en encuentros como Marignano (1515), La Bicocca (1522) (2)
After hanging up his boots Landi moved to the dug-out and began his coaching career at lowly Marignano in his homeland and went on to manage both Georgia and Lithuania Under-21s.
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(5) In 1515 Federico Gonzaga, future Marquis and Duke of Mantua, was sent to Milan to pay homage to Francois Ier, who had recently won the Battle of Marignano. To ensure that the Gonzagas would not threaten his Italian interests, the king brought the young Federico back to France and kept him there as a hostage until 1517.