Genova 1720-1797 History of Italy Genoan Rep., 1814-1815

Ligurian Republic, 1797-1805

In 1797, French troops controlling Northern Italy, the Republic of Genoa was renamed Ligurian Republic and given a government similar to that in France. In the Treaty of Campo Formio, the young republic was recognized by Austria. The republic underwent frequent changes of the system of government. A Provisional Government (1797-1798) was succeeded by an Executive Directory (1798-1799), which again was succeeded by a Commission of Government (1799-1802), all of which had in common that administrations were short-lived. In 1802 the position of Doge was reintroduced, Girolamo Luigi Francesco Durazzo filling it until he was compelled to apply for French annexation in 1805.
In 1805 annexed by France. For the years 1805 to 1814 see under French Italy. Reestablished as the (ancien regime-type) Genoan Republic in 1814, it was incorporated into Sardinia-Piemont by the Vienna Congress in 1815.

DOCUMENTS Breaking News, from The Evening Fire Side, Philadelphia Aug. 17th 1805, posted at the Napoleon Bonaparte Internet Guide , on the annexation of the Ligurian State, scroll down
Treaty of Luneville, 1801, from; from , art.XI on Lig. Rep.
Reunion of the Ligurian Republic with the French Empire, mentioned in : Memoirs of Constant - Vol. II Chapter VII, posted by Napoleonic Literature, scroll down
List of Presidents of the Provisional Government (1797-1798), members of the Executive Directory 1798-1799, of the Commission of Government 1799-1802, of Doges 1802-1805, of a Governor General of the French Republic 1805-1806, from World Statesmen : Italian States 1760-1860 by Ben Cahoon
Medal : Liguria reunited to France, 1805 from Napoleonic Medals : war again by Fortiter, scroll down; from Blackwatch
Medal : La Ligurie Reconnaissante, 1797, from Blackwatch
Map Germany and Italy in 1803, from Germany GenWeb Project, features Ligurian Republic
Costitutione Popolo Ligure, 1797 (Constitution of the Ligurian people), from Archivio delle Costituzione, in Italian
Costituzione Repubblica Ligure, 1802 (Constitution of the Ligurian Republic, 1802), from Archivio delle Costituzione, in Italian
Rep. Ligurienne, from Annuaire 1789-1815, in French

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