Editors. "Siena surrenders to Spain after a famine". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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Siena surrenders to Spain after a famine (40 words)
Historical Context Note
The Spanish finally regain control of the Italian city of Siena, which has been in open revolt since 1552. However, an outbreak of famine forces it to surrender. Philip II subsequently sells the city to Cosimo de' Medici, ruler of Florence.14916 Siena surrenders to Spain after a famine 2 Historical context notes are intended to give basic and preliminary information on a topic. In some cases they will be expanded into longer entries as the Literary Encyclopedia evolves.
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