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Bicocca, La

Bicocca, La (lä bēkôkˈkä) [key], former village, Lombardy, N Italy, now part of Milan. There, in 1522, the vicomte de Lautrec, commanding a French army and Swiss mercenaries, was defeated by a combined Milanese, Spanish, and German force in the Italian Wars.

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