Pinerolo


Also found in: Wikipedia.

Pinerolo

(pēnārô`lō), Fr. Pignerol, city (1991 pop. 35,331), Piedmont, NW Italy, at the foot of the Alps. It is an agricultural and industrial center. Manufactures include paper, textiles, machinery, chemicals, and processed food. First mentioned in the 10th cent., Pinerolo was a strongly fortified citadel that passed to the house of Savoy in the 13th cent. It was often in French hands from 1536 to 1814, and the fortress was made a French state prison. Nicolas FouquetFouquet or Foucquet, Nicolas
, 1615–80, superintendent of finance (1653–61) under King Louis XIV of France. His loyalty to Cardinal Mazarin during the Fronde helped to secure his position.
..... Click the link for more information.
, an official of Louis XIV, died in the citadel after 19 years of imprisonment (1680), and the Man with the Iron Mask was held there for some years after his seizure in 1679. The city has an 11th-century cathedral (frequently restored).
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
The UAE Team Emirates rider moved into the overall lead of the Giro d'Italia following Stage 12 from Cuneo to Pinerolo, leaving him more than four minutes ahead of fellow Slovenian Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), but their achievements have been overshadowed by the implication of some compatriots in the Operation Aderlass blood doping inquiry.
Bora-Hansgrohe's Benedetti and Irishman Dunbar of Team Ineos waere among five riders to reach the finish line in Pinerolo together, the last survivors of a 25-man group who had gone up the road almost as soon as they left the start in Cuneo 158 kilometres earlier.
Today's 12th stage is the first day's racing in the Alps with a hilly 158km ride from Cuneo to Pinerolo.
The SMi Group have recently welcomed a number of new speakers and presentations which include Major General Angelo Palmieri, 6th Division, C4i and Transformation, Italian Army; Brigadier General Francesco Bruno, Commander Pinerolo Brigade, Italian Army; Colonel Mark Parsons, G6/Director of Land Command Information, Canadian Armed Forces; Mr Robert Schena, CEO, Rajant Corporation, plus many more.
He never knew another day of freedom, finally dying in 1680 in the Pinerolo fortress in northern Italy, then under French control.
Italy, through its "Pinerolo" contingent, operating as part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, and Italian Defense Attache of the Embassy of Italy in Lebanon Gen.
NNA - The Government of the Italian Republic, through the Italian contingent in Lebanon - "Pinerolo" Brigade - and the Italian Defense AttachA' of the Embassy of Italy in Lebanon, donated to the Lebanese Armed Forces a significant amount of spare parts for trucks and helicopters of an approximate value of //773.000// euros.
Uttoxeter 2.40pm: Pinerolo - Game performance last time to win at Newcastle and will stay this trip well.
Herdsman and Pinerolo were their two winners, with Mania donning Festival-winning silks on both occasions as Herdsman is owned by Trevor Hemmings and Pinerolo runs in the old Mister McGoldrick colours.
The Smith team added to their tally as Pinerolo came home with five lengths in hand in the Watch Racing UK On Channel 432 Handicap Hurdle.
Schleck (Leopard Trek) won the 200.5-kilometre 18th stage from Pinerolo, Italy, which finished at an altitude of 2,645 metres at Galibier Serre-Chevalier as the Tour returned to France.