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  1. a city in N Italy, S of Milan: Charles V captured Francis I here.
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Examples from the Web for pavia

Historical Examples

  • That was in the year in which the battle of Pavia was fought and won by the Emperor.

    The Strolling Saint

    Raphael Sabatini

  • Charlemagne was approaching with his army Pavia, the capital of the Lombards.

  • Filippo Visconti was, as we have said, in the fortress of Pavia.

  • In 825, the University of Pavia was founded as a school of law.

  • When he summoned Pavia to open her gates to him, after her insurrection, how imperious he was!

    The Hour and the Man

    Harriet Martineau

British Dictionary definitions for pavia


  1. a town in N Italy, in Lombardy: noted for its Roman and medieval remains, including the tomb of St Augustine. Pop: 71 214 (2001)Latin name: Ticinum
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