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Duchy of Modena and Reggio

Duchy in Northwestern Italy from 1492-1796 and 1814-1859 / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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The Duchy of Modena and Reggio (Emilian: Duchêt ed Mòdna e Rèz, Italian: Ducato di Modena e Reggio, Latin: Ducatus Mutinae et Regii) was an Italian state created in 1452 located in Northwestern Italy, in the present day region of Emilia-Romagna. It was ruled since its establishment by the noble House of Este, and since 1814 by the Austria-Este branch of the family.[2] The Este dynasty was a great sponsor of the arts, making the Duchy a cultural reference during the Renaissance and Baroque periods.[3][4]

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Duchy of Modena and Reggio
Duchêt ed Mòdna e Rèz (Emilian)
Ducato di Modena e Reggio (Italian)
Ducatus Mutinae et Regii (Latin)
1452–1796
1814–1859
Coat of arms used from 1452 until 1830
Coat of arms used from 1830 until 1859
Motto: Dextera Domini exaltavit me
(Latin for '"The right [hand] of the Lord exalted me"')
The Duchy of Modena and Reggio in 1815
Northern Italy in 1815.
CapitalModena
Common languagesEmilian-Romagnol, Latin (until 17th century)
Italian (from 18th century)
Religion
Roman Catholicism
GovernmentDuchy
Duke 
 1452–1471
Borso d'Este (first)
 1846–1859
Francesco V (last)
Historical eraEarly modern era
 Created
1452
1796
 Re-established
1814
 Merged to form the United Provinces of Central Italy
1859
Population
 Estimate
605,000[1]
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Kingdom of Italy (medieval)
Duchy of Mirandola
County of Novellara and Bagnolo
Duchy of Ferrara
Kingdom of Italy (Napoleonic)
Duchy of Massa and Carrara
Marquisate of Fosdinovo
Cispadane Republic
United Provinces of Central Italy
Today part ofItaly
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