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VITTORIA

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Originally appearing in Volume V28, Page 152 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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VITTORIA, a town of Sicily in the province of Syracuse, 95 m. W.S.W. of Syracuse by rail (42 m. direct), founded in 16o5 by Giovanni Alphonso Henriquez, who named it after his mother, the famous Vittoria Colonna. It is a prosperous town s Vitruvius names Cicero and Lucretius as post nostram memoriam nascentes. 3 The architect being at that time also the contractor. in the centre of a fertile district, with the largest wine trade in Sicily. Pop. (1901) 30,832 (town), 32,219 (commune).
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