Lucca, Republic of

▪ historical republic, Italy
also called  Luccan Republic,  French  République Lucquoise,  Italian  Repubblica Lucchese,  

      republic established by Napoleon Bonaparte (Napoleon I) in Lucca and its environs on Dec. 27, 1801, after his second successful conquest of Italy, driving out the Austrians. It lasted less than four years; in June 1805 he granted Lucca to his sister Élisa Bonaparte (Bonaparte, Élisa) as a principality, part of the new French Empire.

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