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LEGNANO

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Originally appearing in Volume V16, Page 380 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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LEGNANO, a town of Lombardy, Italy, in the province of Milan, 17 M. N.W. of that city by rail, 682 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1881) 7153, (1901) 18,285. The church of S. Magno, built in the style of Bramante by G. Lampugnano (1504-1529), contains an altar-piece considered one of Luini's best works. There are also remains of a castle of the Visconti. Legnano is the seat of important cotton and silk industries, with machine-shops, boiler-works, and dyeing and printing of woven goods, and thread. Close by, the Lombard League defeated Frederick Barbarossa in 1176; a monument in commemoration of the battle was erected on the field in 1876, while there is another by Butti erected in woo in the Piazza Federico Barbarossa.
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