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Monaco, History

house of Grimaldi, kingdom of Sardinia, Treaty of Vienna, protectorate, French Revolution

In 1297 the principality was acquired by the house of Grimaldi, a Genoese family. In 1793, during the French Revolution, the Grimaldi were dispossessed and their principality was annexed by France. By the terms of the Treaty of Vienna, in 1815, the principality was made a protectorate of the kingdom of Sardinia. In 1861 Monaco was restored as an independent state under the guardianship of France. In 1993 Monaco was admitted to the United Nations.



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house of Grimaldi, kingdom of Sardinia, Treaty of Vienna, protectorate, French Revolution, principality, independent state, Monaco, United Nations, terms

 
 

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