Principality of Piombino

The Lordship of Piombino (Signoria di Piombino), and after 1594 the Principality of Piombino (Principato di Piombino), was a small state on the Italian peninsula centred on the city of Piombino and including part of the island of Elba. It existed from 1399 to 1805, when it was merged into the Principality of Lucca and Piombino. In 1815 it was absorbed into the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.

Principality of Piombino

Principato di Piombino
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Historical eraMiddle Ages
• Established
• Raised to principality
• Prince deposed by
    French troops

1799 and 1801
• Annexed by French-
    controlled Lucca

June 23, 1805
• Granted to Tuscany
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Republic of Pisa
Principality of Lucca and Piombino
Lordship of Piombino (1398-1701)

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