Definitions for salernosəˈlɛər noʊ, -ˈlɜr-
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
Sa•ler•nosəˈlɛər noʊ, -ˈlɜr-(n.)
a seaport in SW Italy. 153,807.
Category: Geography (places)
a battle in World War II; the port was captured by United States troops in September 1943
A province of Campania, Italy.
A town, the capital of Salerno.
Salerno is a city and comune in Campania and is the capital of the province of the same name. It is located on the Gulf of Salerno on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Salerno is the main town close to the Costiera Amalfitana and is mostly known for its Schola Medica Salernitana. In the 16th century, under the Sanseverino family, among the most powerful feudal lords in Southern Italy, the city became a great centre of learning, culture and the arts, and the family hired several of the greatest intellectuals of the time. Later, in 1694, the city was struck by several catastrophic earthquakes and plagues, and afterwards a period of Spanish rule which would last until the 18th century. After that, Salerno became part of the Parthenopean Republic and saw a period of Napoleonic rule. In recent history the city hosted the King of Italy, who moved from Rome in 1943 after Italy negotiated a peace with the Allies in World War II. A brief so-called "government of the South" was then established in the town, that became the "capital" of Italy for some months. Some of the Allied landings during Operation Avalanche occurred near Salerno.
The Nuttall Encyclopedia
a city of South Italy, on a gulf of the name, 33 m. SE. of Naples; has some fine Gothic buildings, notably the cathedral of St. Matthew; had a European fame in the Middle Ages for its medical school and university, closed in 1817; cotton-spinning is the chief industry; in the neighbourhood are the ruins of Pæstum and an old Norman castle.
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