Correggio, Emilia-Romagna

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Correggio
Comune
Città di Correggio
Coat of arms of Correggio
Coat of arms
Correggio is located in Italy
Correggio
Correggio
Location of Correggio in Italy
Coordinates: 44°46′13″N 10°46′56″E / 44.77028°N 10.78222°E / 44.77028; 10.78222Coordinates: 44°46′13″N 10°46′56″E / 44.77028°N 10.78222°E / 44.77028; 10.78222
Country Italy
Region Emilia-Romagna
Province Reggio Emilia (RE)
Frazioni Budrio, Canolo, Fazzano, Fosdondo, Lemizzone, Mandrio, Mandriolo, Prato, San Biagio, San Martino Piccolo, San Prospero.
Area
 • Total 77 km2 (30 sq mi)
Elevation 33 m (108 ft)
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total 21,918
 • Density 280/km2 (740/sq mi)
Demonym Correggesi
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 42015
Dialing code 0522
Patron saint St. Quirinus
Saint day June 4
Website Official website

Correggio is a town and comune in the Province of Reggio Emilia, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, in the Po valley. As of 2007 Correggio had an estimated population of 26.035

Its patron saint is Quirinus of Sisak,[2] to whom the Basilica of San Quirino is dedicated.

It was the seat of Veronica Gambara (1485–1550) a noted politician poet who ruled the principality after the death of her husband Giberto X, Count of Correggio, from 1518 to 1550.

It is the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Antonio Allegri, who was called "il Correggio" from the name of his town. The French poet Tugdual Menon resided in Correggio for much of his life.

It is also the birthplace of composer Bonifazio Asioli, the world famous flautist Andrea Griminelli, the pedagogue Loris Malaguzzi, the Venetian School composer Claudio Merulo, the rock singer Luciano Ligabue, the famously disqualified 1908 Summer Olympics marathon runner Dorando Pietri, and the novelist Pier Vittorio Tondelli.

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In 1659, the Principality was annexed to the Duchy of Modena.
As a titular Duke of Modena, the current holder of the title of "Prince of Correggio" would be Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este.

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Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "The World Gazetteer". Retrieved 2007-02-23. 
  2. ^ San Quirino