- a seaport in and the capital of Corsica: the birthplace of Napoleon I.
- an island in the Mediterranean, SE of and forming a department of France. 3367 sq. mi. (8720 sq. km). Capital: Ajaccio.
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The victim in that case was Antoine Sollacaro, a prominent Ajaccio defense lawyer.Rampant Unsolved Murders Continue on Corsica, France’s “Isle of Beauty”
November 17, 2012
But ever after he was an acknowledged leader of the boys of Ajaccio.The Boy Life of Napoleon
Yet for all that, the hospitality of her little home in Ajaccio was lavish and famous.
He was arrested, tried in Ajaccio, and acquitted by a sympathetic judge.
She wore the muslin gown in which she had been dressed that last day at Ajaccio.Columba
In Ajaccio the family of the Bonapartes had been settled for more than a century.The Empress Josephine
- the capital of Corsica, a port on the W coast. Pop: 52 880 (1999)
- an island in the Mediterranean, west of N Italy: forms, with 43 islets, a region of France; mountainous; settled by Greeks in about 560 bc; sold by Genoa to France in 1768. Capital: Ajaccio. Pop: 265 999 (2003 est). Area: 8682 sq km (3367 sq miles)French name: Corse
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Birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte.
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