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SONCINO

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Originally appearing in Volume V25, Page 399 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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SONCINO, a town of Lombardy, Italy, in the province of Cremona, 11 m. E. of Crema by steam tramway, 282 ft. above sea-level. Pop. (1901), 6150 (town); 8136 (commune). It contains a handsome castle built in 1469—1475 for Galeazzo Maria Sforza by Benedetto Terrini (cf. L. Beltrami, Il Castello di Soncino, Milan, 189o). The town was the seat of a Hebrew printing-press founded in 1472, but suppressed in 1597, when the Jews were expelled from the duchy of Milan.
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