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Monaco

(Encyclopedia)CE5 Monaco mŏnˈəkō, mōnäˈkō, Fr. mônäkōˈ, officially Principality of Monaco, independent principality (2015 est. pop. 38,000), c.370 acres (150 hectares), on the Mediterranean Sea, an e...

Lorenzo Monaco

(Encyclopedia)Lorenzo Monaco mōˈnäkō [key], c.1370–1425?, Italian painter, one of the leading artists in Florence at the beginning of the 15th cent. His real name was Piero di Giovanni. Born in Siena, he came...

Rainier III

(Encyclopedia)Rainier III rĕnyāˈ [key], 1923–2005, prince of Monaco (1949–2005), a member of the Grimaldi family, which has ruled the tiny principality since 1297. Fiercely anti-Nazi, Ranier served with dist...

Monte Carlo

(Encyclopedia)Monte Carlo môNtāˈ kärlōˈ [key], town (1982 pop. 13,150), principality of Monaco, on the Mediterranean Sea and the French Riviera. It is a tourist center noted for its world-famous gambling casi...

Grace, princess consort of Monaco

(Encyclopedia)Grace, 1929–82, princess consort of Monaco, b. Philadelphia as Grace Patricia Kelly. She acted on stage and television in New York, and made her film debut in 1951. Cool, blonde, and patrician, she ...

Albert II, prince of Monaco

(Encyclopedia)Albert II, 1958–, prince of Monaco (2005–), grad. Amherst College (B.A., 1981). A member of the long-ruling Grimaldi family, he is the son of Prince Rainier III, upon whose death he succeeded to t...

Alpes-Maritimes

(Encyclopedia)Alpes-Maritimes älp-märētēmˈ [key], department, SE France, bounded by Italy on the east and the Mediterranean Sea on the south and surrounding the independent princip...

Menton

(Encyclopedia)Menton mäNtôNˈ [key], town (1990 pop. 29,474), Alpes-Maritime dept., SE France, near the Italian border and on the Mediterranean Sea. A popular resort of the Riviera, it was a part of Monaco until ...

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