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SAN SEPOLCRO, or BORGO S

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Originally appearing in Volume V24, Page 155 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SAN SEPOLCRO, or BORGO S. SEPOLCRO, a town and episcopal see of Tuscany, Italy, in the province of Arezzo, from which it is 28 m. N.E. by rail. Pop. (19o1) 4537 (town); 9077 (commune). It is situated 1083 ft. above sea-level, on the Tiber. It was the birthplace of Piero della Francesca (142o-1492) and of Raffaello del Colle (1490-1540), a pupil of Raphael. The Romanesque cathedral and the picture-gallery contain works by both these artists.
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