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Republic of Cospaia

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Location type: Country
Location address: Italy
Number of texts: 1
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This area unexpectedly gained independence in 1440 after Pope Eugene IV, embroiled in a struggle with the Council of Basel, made a sale of territory to the Republic of Florence. By error, a small strip of land went unmentioned in the sale treaty and its inhabitants promptly declared themselves independent. An early centre in Italy for tobacco production, Cospaia eventually evolved into a commerce haven which, in 1826, was divided between Tuscany and the Papal States. Each citizen was awarded a silver coin by the church to help convince them to continue farming tobacco. Today, Cospaia is a hamlet (Frazione) of the comune of San Giustino in the Province of Perugia.

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Linked themes: Geography, History

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