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A city of northern Italy east of Milan. An independent city of Lombardy until 1426, it was then absorbed by the Republic of Venice.


(Italian ˈbrɛʃʃa)
(Placename) a city in N Italy, in Lombardy: at its height in the 16th century. Pop: 187 567 (2001). Ancient name: Brixia


(ˈbrɛ ʃə)

a city in central Lombardy, in N Italy. 198,839.
Bre′scian, adj.
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Noun1.Brescia - an ancient Italian city in central Lombardy
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Gian Claudio Bressa, junior minister for regional affairs in Rome, said it was not a matter of just handing back money.
absoluta following the methods of Traut (1976) with slight modifications detailed in Bressa et al.
Salmaggi P, Bressa GM, Nicchia G, Coniglio M, La Greca P, Le Grazie C.
Known distribution: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Venezuela (Doesburg, 1968; Bressa et al.