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The Kingdom of Italy (Italian: Regno d'Italia; Latin: Regnum Italiae) is a large, northern Italian member state of the Holy Roman Empire. Founded in its current form as a united entity in 1440 from the Duchy of Milan, the Kingdom originating in 773 with Charlemagne conquering the Kingdom of the Lombards. It was then held as a title of the Holy Roman Emperor until Wenceslaus V gave it to Niccolò Maria Visconti, who is the current ruler of Italy.

In addition to the Kingdom of Italy, King Niccolò Maria is also, by jure uxoris, the King of Naples due to his marriage with Queen Mary I Anjou.

History

1440 - continued recession, loosening of guild anti-production measures

1441 - petitions to leave the HRE, feeler put out to other states, appeals to remain

1442 - formation of Reale Accademia d'Italia to standardize Italian (Boccaccio, Dante, Petrarch), printing press arrives

1445 - ordered design of Biblioteca Italiana

1446 - Death of Brunelleschi, competition within Milan school, standardization of Italian complete

1447 - Literacy/education reforms, construction of Bibiloteca, anti-Semitic pogroms ended

1448 - 

Ongoing: Translation of works, new arts

Government

Economy

Military

Culture

Education

Foreign Relations

Footnotes

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