Place:Correggio, Reggio nell'Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy


TypeInhabited place
Coordinates44.767°N 10.783°E
Located inReggio nell'Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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Correggio (Reggiano: ) is a town and comune in the Province of Reggio Emilia, in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy, in the Po valley. As of 31 December 2016 Correggio had an estimated population of 25,694.

Its patron saint is Quirinus of Sisak,[1] to whom the Basilica of San Quirino is dedicated.

It was the seat of Veronica Gambara (1485–1550) a noted politician poet who ruled the principality after the death of her husband Giberto X, Count of Correggio, from 1518 to 1550.

It is the birthplace of the Renaissance painter Antonio Allegri, who was called "il Correggio" from the name of his town. The French poet Tugdual Menon resided in Correggio for much of his life.

It is also the birthplace of composer Bonifazio Asioli, Venetian School composer Claudio Merulo, rock singer Luciano Ligabue, educator Loris Malaguzzi, who developed the Reggio Emilia approach, 1908 Summer Olympics marathon runner Dorando Pietri, and novelist Pier Vittorio Tondelli.

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