Nocera de' Pagani

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Nuceria Paganorum
Nocera de' Pagani
Comune
Views of Nocera de' Pagani.
Views of Nocera de' Pagani.
Nuceria Paganorum is located in Italy
Nuceria Paganorum
Nuceria Paganorum
Location of in Italy
Coordinates: 40°44′N 14°37′E / 40.733°N 14.617°E / 40.733; 14.617Coordinates: 40°44′N 14°37′E / 40.733°N 14.617°E / 40.733; 14.617
Country Italy
Region Campania
Area
 • Total 112.87 km2 (43.58 sq mi)
Demonym Nucerin
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
Postal code 84010; 84014 to 84016
Patron saint St. Alphonse
Saint day August 1

Nocera de' Pagani or Nuceria Paganorum is the name under which was known in the past, between the 16th century and 1806, a civitas that included a large portion of the Agro Nocerino-Sarnese, composed of 5 existing municipalities: Nocera Inferiore, Nocera Superiore, Pagani, Sant'Egidio del Monte Albino and Corbara. Ugo de' Pagani came from Nocera de' Pagani. Reference to Nocera as his birthplace is found at least as early as Baedeker's Southern Italy (1869)[1] and is also found in the Old Catholic Encyclopedia.[2] Two more recent writers say that the theory is supported by a letter that Hugues wrote from Palestine in 1103, in which he talked of writing to "my father in Nocera" to tell him of the death of his cousin Alessandro.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Karl Baedeker, Italy: handbook for travellers. Part 3 (Coblenz, 1869) p. 145
  2. ^ Nocera dei Pagani in Catholic Encyclopedia vol. 11 (1911)
  3. ^ Rotundo, Domenico (1983). Templari, misteri e cattedrali. Rome. p. 38. ISBN 9788865010006. Retrieved 25 May 2012. "Ho scritto a mio padre in Nocera che mi faccia gratia venire a Rossano per consolare V.S. et a Madama Zia Hippolita" 
  4. ^ Mario Moiraghi, L'Italiano che fondò i Templari. Hugo de Paganis cavaliere di Campania (Edizioni Ancora, 2005. ISBN 978-8851402792) See interview with Moiraghi

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