Francis I made a long and unsuccessful siege of Pavia, was caught by fresh German forces, defeated, wounded and taken prisoner.
Spain, it is true, was no longer the Spain of Pavia and Lepanto.
Nor was it only in Milan and Pavia that this revival made itself felt.
Charlemagne was approaching with his army Pavia, the capital of the Lombards.
He afterward attended a chapter of his order at Pavia, and died at Rivaux, after a long illness, about 1166.
She wrote from Pavia, after she had taken her decisive step.
But Cristoforo had evidently no intention of leaving Pavia at present.
But the Moro patronage of learning was by no means limited to Pavia.
At this moment the news of the victory of Pavia strengthened the cause of order.
What would the heroes of Roncevalles and Pavia have said to those events?