Principality of Piombino

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Principality of Piombino
Principato di Piombino
State of the Holy Roman Empire

Flag Coat of arms
The Principality of Piombino in orange, in front of Elba island.
Capital Piombino
Government Principality
Historical era Middle Ages
 •  Established 1398
 •  Raised to principality 1594
 •  Prince deposed by
    French troops

1799 and 1801
 •  Annexed by French-
    controlled Lucca

June 23, 1805
 •  Granted to Tuscany 1815

The Lordship of Piombino (Signoria di Piombino), and after 1594 the Principality of Piombino (Principato di Piombino), was a small state on the Italian peninsula centred on the city of Piombino and including part of the island of Elba. It existed from 1399 to 1805, when it was merged into the Principality of Lucca and Piombino. In 1815 it was absorbed into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

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