Lodi is a city and comune in Lombardy, northern Italy. It's located on the western bank of the River Adda and is the capital of the province of Lodi. It was the location of a vital Roman road. The Treaty of Lodi was signed in the city in 1454 and ended the Wars in Lombardy. In 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte defeated the Austrians in the Battle of Lodi. 

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Latitude: 45.309722800000
Longitude: 9.503716000000

Timeline of Events Associated with Lodi

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9 Apr 1454

The Treaty of Lodi

The Treaty of Lodi was the peace agreement between Milan, Naples, and Florence. It was signed in Lodi, Lombardy by Milan, Venice, and Florence. It ended the Wars in Lombardy.  The treaty established boundaries between Milanese and Venetian territories in northern Italy.  The balance of power was established and excluded the smaller states. A second agreement was signed August 30th in Venice. The purpose of this agreement was establishing principles of non-aggression.

The Treaty of Lodi was significant because it brought Milan and Naples into a definitive peace alliance with Florence. The treaty provided a new state system model and institutionalized a regional balance of power built on diplomacy.  However, the balance of power was disrupted in 1494 with the start of the Italian Wars.  

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Italy after the Treaty of Lodi
9 Apr 1454

The Treaty of Lodi

The Treaty of Lodi was signed on April 9, 1454. It was a treaty between Milan, Naples, Florence, and Venice. it ended the wars of Lombardy. creating peace in the region.