a.1.Consisting of seven islands; as, the septinsular republic of the Ionian Isles.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Russian armed forces intervened in the Morea (Peloponnese), where they stimulated the Orlov Rebellion of 1770-71; in the Ionian Islands in 1799-1807, where they evicted the French Republic and established the Septinsular Republic; and in different parts of Italy from the 1790s on, where they sparred with revolutionary and imperial France.
Further extensions of monarchy occurred when the Septinsular republic of the Ionian islands, established by the Second Coalition in 1799, was annexed to the French Empire in 1807, as were the free cities of Hamburg, Lubeck and Bremen in 1810.