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FORLIMPOPOLI (anc. Forum Popillii)

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Originally appearing in Volume V10, Page 666 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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FORLIMPOPOLI (anc. Forum Popillii), a village of Emilia, Italy, in the province of Forli, from which it is 5 M. S.E. by rail, 105 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901) 2299 (town); 5795 (commune). The ancient Forum Popillii, a station on the Via Aemilia, was destroyed by Grimuald in 672. Whether its site is occupied by the present town is not certain; the former should perhaps be sought a mile or so farther to the S.E., where were found most of the inscriptions of which the place of discovery is certain. Forlimpopoli was again destroyed by Cardinal Albornoz in 136o, and rebuilt by Sinibaldo Ordelaffi, who constructed the well-preserved medieval castle (1380), rectangular with four circular towers at the corners. (T. As.)
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