View of Castelgrande's Vineyard in Bellinzona

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 23 January 2019
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The Milanese regularly reinforced the Castlegrande castle throughout the 15th century CE. They also rebuilt the Murata - the walls located on the west side of Castelgrande - in addition to reinforcing the city’s walls. Although the Swiss attempted to take Bellinzona and Ticino in 1449 CE (Battle of Castione), 1478 CE (Battle of Giornico), and 1487 CE (Battle of Crevola), they were unable to do so as a result of the superior engineering and military prowess of the Milanese engineering. Castelgrande's present design and silhouette reflect the indelible Milanese imprint on Bellinzona.

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James Blake Wiener
James is a writer and former Professor of History. He holds an MA in World History with a particular interest in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He is a co-founder of World History Encyclopedia and formerly was its Communications Director.

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Wiener, J. B. (2019, January 23). View of Castelgrande's Vineyard in Bellinzona. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9891/view-of-castelgrandes-vineyard-in-bellinzona/

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Wiener, James Blake. "View of Castelgrande's Vineyard in Bellinzona." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 23, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9891/view-of-castelgrandes-vineyard-in-bellinzona/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "View of Castelgrande's Vineyard in Bellinzona." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2019. Web. 25 Oct 2021.