Murata Walls of Castelgrande in Bellinzona

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James Blake Wiener
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published on 23 January 2019

Bellinzona flourished as a city under the rule of the Visconti and Sforza dynasties in the Late Middle Ages, who secured the Alpine passes, upheld customs laws, and balanced state finances and ordinances. The Milanese also rebuilt the Murata - the walls located on the west side of Castelgrande - in addition to reinforcing the city’s walls in the 15th century CE.

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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). Murata Walls of Castelgrande in Bellinzona. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9889/murata-walls-of-castelgrande-in-bellinzona/

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Wiener, James Blake. "Murata Walls of Castelgrande in Bellinzona." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified January 23, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/9889/murata-walls-of-castelgrande-in-bellinzona/.

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Wiener, James Blake. "Murata Walls of Castelgrande in Bellinzona." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 23 Jan 2019. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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