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Genoa During the Renaissance

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on 17 October 2012

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By: Elsa, Toni, and Katie Economy Political Artistic The Black Death Extras Military Pictures Genoa During the middle ages, Genoa was a rival power to the eastern Italian trading ports of Venice and Pisa. Genoa was an important sea port In the late 15th century Genoa began looking west for better trading opportunities. Genoa established commercial relation with Spain and Portugal and was considered one of Italy's greatest mercantile powers. The black death was imported into Europe from Genoa - black sea. Republican government. Economic and population collapse caused Genoa to adapt Venetian government. The artistic and architectural height of renaissance attracted artists like Van dyck, Rubens and Caraggio. Their work is still in Genoa museums today. Possible by financial stability afforded to Genoa by rulers. The 16th century was the golden age in genoa. Genoa almost subdued Venice but in the end Venice took control of the Adriatic. There was a long running animosity between Genoa and Venice which brought on a battle. Genoa; the winner, developed greatly. Power was distributed between a handful of noble families that oversaw commercial and trading activities. This form of government failed due to fighting between the nobles. In 1656 - 57 the plague killed as many as half the people in Genoa.
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