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Naples
Naples is a city in Southern Italy, situated on the country's west coast by the Gulf of Naples. Lying between two notable volcanic regions, Mount Vesuvius and the Phlegraean Fields, it is the capital of the region of Campania and of the province of Naples...
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1266
2.26.1266
Battle of Benevento: An army led by Charles, Count of Anjou, defeats a combined German and Sicilian force led by King Manfred of Sicily. Manfred is killed in the battle and Pope Clement IV invests Charles as king of Sicily and Naples.
1343
11.25.1343
A tsunami, caused by the earthquake in the Tyrrhenian Sea, devastates Naples (Italy) and the Maritime Republic of Amalfi, among other places.
1494
1.25.1494
Alfonso II becomes King of Naples.
1495
2.22.1495
King Charles VIII of France enters Naples to claim the city's throne.
1504
1.31.1504
France cedes Naples to Aragon.
1516
8.13.1516
The Treaty of Noyon between France and Spain is signed. Francis I of France recognises Charles's claim to Naples, and Charles V, Holy Roman Emperor recognises Francis's claim to Milan.
1590
10.16.1590
Carlo Gesualdo, composer, Prince of Venosa and Count of Conza, murders his wife, Donna Maria d'Avalos, and her lover Fabrizio Carafa, the Duke of Andria at the Palazzo San Severo in Naples.
1629
7.30.1629
An earthquake in Naples, Italy, kills about 10,000 people.
1762
1.4.1762
Great Britain declares war on Spain and Naples.
1906
4.7.1906
Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples.
1943
10.1.1943
World War II: Naples falls to Allied soldiers.