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Countries: France (49%), United Kingdom (11%), (9%)

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-39

Augustus - A temporary peace agreement was reached in -0039 with the treaty of Misenum; the blockade on Italy was lifted once Octavian granted Pompeius Sardinia, Corsica, Sicily, and the Peloponnese, and ensured him a future position as consul for 35 BC.


1284

After being ruled by the Republic of Genoa since 1284, Corsica was briefly an independent republic from 1755 until it was officially ceded by the Republic of Genoa to Louis XV as part of a pledge for debts in 1768 add something

 

The crushing defeat experienced by Pisa in 1284 in the Battle of Meloria against Genoa had among its consequences the end of the Pisan rule and the beginning of the Genoese influence in Corsica: this was contested initially by the King of Aragon, who in 1296 had received from the Pope the investiture over Sardinia and Corsica add something


1415

Domingo Ram y Lanaja - In 1415 he was invested a nuncio of Benedict XIII in Naples , Sicily, Sardinia, and Corsica ; his mission was to convince Queen Joan II of Naples to join the obedience of Avignon Popes but at the last minute, the queen changed her mind and married French Prince Jacques de Bourbon and maintained her allegiance to Rome


1450

The following 150 years were a period of conflict, when the Genoese rule was contested by Aragon, the local lords, the comuni and the Pope: finally, in 1450 Genoa ceded the administration of the island to its main bank, the Bank of Saint George, which brought peace add something


1540

Hayreddin Barbarossa - He sailed to Genoa with his 210 ships and threatened to attack the city unless it freed Turgut Reis, who had been serving as a galley slave on a Genoese ship and was imprisoned in the city since his capture in Corsica by Giannettino Doria in 1540


1553

In 1553, a Franco-Ottoman fleet occupied Corsica, but the reaction of Spain and Genoa, led by Andrea Doria, reestablished the Genoese supremacy on the island, confirmed by the Peace of Cateau-Cambresis add something


1584

In 1584 the Genoese governor ordered all farmers and landowners to plant four trees yearly; a chestnut, olive, fig, and mulberry tree add something


1729

In 1729 the Corsican Revolution for independence from Genoa began, first led by Luiggi Giafferi and Giacinto Paoli, and later by Paoli's son, Pasquale Paoli add something


1736

After 26 years of struggle against the Republic of Genoa , the independent Corsican Republic was proclaimed in 1755 under the leadership of Pasquale Paoli and remained sovereign until 1769, when the island was conquered by France add something


1744

Leonard of Port Maurice - From May to November, 1744, he preached in Corsica, which at that time belonged to the Republic of Genoa and which was torn by party strife


1767

After the Corsican conquest of Capraia, a small island of the Tuscan Archipelago, in 1767, the Republic of Genoa, exhausted by forty years of fighting, decided to sell the island to France which, after its defeat in the Seven Years' War, was trying to reinforce its position in the Mediterranean add something

 

Charles Francois Dumouriez - In 1767 Choiseul gave Dumouriez a military command as deputy quartermaster general to the Army of Corsica under the Marquis de Chauvelin.

 

Andrew Turnbull (colonist) - In June 1767, Turnbull arrived with his ships in the Mediterranean, and he visited Minorca; Livorno; Smyrna, Asia Minor; the island of Melos; Mani, Koroni, Greece; Methoni, Greece; Crete; Santorini; Corsica ; Mahon


1768

In 1768, with the Treaty of Versailles, the Genoese republic ceded all its rights on the island add something

 

Andre-Hercule de Fleury - Fleury thus began the manipulations that landed Corsica in the arms of France in 1768

 

Carlo Buonaparte - He had apparently enjoyed his time in Rome up until being forced for reasons unknown back to Corsica in 1768 - though he had possibly enjoyed an affair with a married woman during his stay which led to his departure


1769

Napoleon Bonaparte was born in 1769 in the Corsican capital of Ajaccio add something

 

Napoleon - He was born on 15 August 1769, one year after Corsica was transferred to France by the Republic of Genoa.


1771

Carlo Buonaparte - He became the assessor of the Royal Jurisdiction of Ajaccio in February 1771, Deputy of the Nobility in the General States of Corsica on 13 September 1771, Member of the Council of the Twelve Nobles of Dila on May 1772, Deputy of the Nobility of Corsica at the Royal French Court in July 1777 and finally he was named Corsica's Representative to the Court of Louis XVI of France at Versailles in 1778


1777

Napoleon - His father Nobile Carlo Buonaparte, an attorney, was named Corsica's representative to the court of Louis XVI of France in 1777.


1789

Despite the conquest, Corsica was not incorporated into the French state until 1789 add something

 

Following the outbreak of the French Revolution in 1789, Pasquale Paoli was able to return to Corsica from exile in Britain add something

 

Napoleon - He served on garrison duty in Valence and Auxonne until after the outbreak of the Revolution in 1789, though he took nearly two years' leave in Corsica and Paris during this period.

 

Joseph Fesch - In 1789, when the French Revolution broke out, he was archdeacon of Ajaccio, and, like the majority of the Corsicans, he felt repugnance for many of the acts of the French government during that period; in particular he protested against the application to Corsica of the act known as the Civil Constitution of the Clergy.


1792

Napoleon - After he had exceeded his leave of absence and led a riot against a French army in Corsica , he was somehow able to convince military authorities in Paris to promote him to captain in July 1792.

 

Luc-Julien-Joseph Casabianca - In September 1792, he was elected deputy for Corsica at the Convention, and promoted to captain in January 1793


1793

Joseph Fesch - Drawn gradually into espousing the French cause against Pasquale Paoli and the Anglophiles, he was forced to leave Corsica and to proceed with Laetitia and her son to Toulon , in early autumn, 1793.

 

George Nicholas Hardinge - He consequently joined the Royal Navy in 1793 as a midshipman aboard the 32-gun frigate under Captain Charles Tyler, and saw action at the Siege of Toulon and the reduction of Corsica

 

Charles Brisbane - In 1793 he was aboard the frigate , in which he went out to the Mediterranean, and was employed on shore at Toulon during the occupation of the city, and afterwards in Corsica , both at the siege of Saint-Florent and at the siege of Bastia

 

John Weatherhead (Royal Navy officer) - The fall of Toulon at the end of December 1793 meant the "Agamemnon's" mission to Corsica had added significance, as it could provide the British a naval base close to the French coast

 

Henry Inman (Royal Navy officer) - When Toulon fell to the Republicans on 18 December 1793, Inman was initially sent to Corsica and tasked with carrying a large number of Republican prisoners of war to Malta


1794

In 1794, he invited British forces under Lord Hood to intervene to free Corsica from French rule add something

 

John Weatherhead (Royal Navy officer) - He was with Lord Nelson in Corsica in 1794 when he nearly succumbed to dysentery and malaria

 

Charles Stuart (British Army officer) - On 23 May 1794, he took command of the army in Corsica, and supervised the taking of Calvi


1795

Sir Isaac Coffin, 1st Baronet - Coffin was appointed regulating captain at Leith in Spring 1795, and in October that year took up the post of navy commissioner at Corsica

 

Michel-Marie Pacthod - He was deputy to the Chief of Staff of the French expeditionary force destined to Corsica and then, in January 1795, appointed to the military command of Marseille


1796

Following Spain's entry into the war, the British decided to withdraw from Corsica in 1796 add something

 

Thomas Fremantle (Royal Navy officer) - Nelson requested and received Fremantle as a companion and junior officer when he was detached to Italy in 1796, and the two wreaked havoc along the Italian coastline, evacuating British and royalist civilians to Corsica when the French army invaded, capturing coastal positions and raiding shore installations, capturing the island of Elba

 

Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson - Nelson helped oversee the withdrawal from Corsica, and by December 1796 was aboard the frigate HMS "Minerve", covering the evacuation of the garrison at Elba


1802

Pierre Jean Louis Ovide Doublet - Bourrienne, private secretary of Napoleon, recalls in his own "Mémoires" Doublet's presence in Paris in 1802, in spite of a decree from the Directory to the Maltese refugees to remain in the departments of the Var, the Bouches-du-Rhône and in Corsica


1811

Robert Barrie - On 1 May 1811 with two other ships, he entered the Gulf of Sagone, Corsica, sank three ships and destroyed its fortifications


1814

In 1814, near the end of the Napoleonic Wars, Corsica was briefly occupied again by British troops add something


1819

Horace Francois Bastien Sebastiani de La - Starting in 1819, after being promoted by the Duke de Decazes, he was a prominent member of the Chamber of Deputies, initially representing Corsica, rallying with the Left


1821

Between 1821 and 1852, no fewer than 4,300 murders were perpetrated in Corsica add something


1823

Robert Benson (barrister) - In 1823 he went to Corsica as one of the commissioners to carry out the bequests of former Corsican leader Pasquale Paoli

 

Robert Benson (barrister) - On his return Benson published a book called "Sketches of Corsica; or a Journal written during a visit to that island in 1823, with an outline of its history and specimens of the language and poetry of the people"


1824

Horace Francois Bastien Sebastiani de La - During the legislative election of 1824, his attempt to campaign in Corsica was frustrated by the local authorities representing the Royalist government of Jean-Baptiste de Villèle, and he subsequently won 1 out of 48 votes


1835

Gian Paolo Borghetti - He studied medicine in Pisa from 1835 to 1839, and upon qualification returned to Corsica


1836

Agenor de Gasparin - In 1836 he entered the service of his father, minister of the interior, as chief of a department, became master of requests in the Council of State in 1837, and in 1842 was elected to the Chamber of Deputies from Bastia in Corsica


1837

Charles Lallemand - From 1837-1838, he served as military governor of Corsica


1840

Gustave Flaubert - Toward the close of 1840, he traveled in the Pyrenees and Corsica.


1848

Horace Francois Bastien Sebastiani de La - As a parallel result, the 1848 events brought an end to the Sébastianis' influence in Corsica, especially after Tiburce Sébastiani chose to retire to his domain in Olmeta-di-Tuda

 

Gian Paolo Borghetti - Having contributed to the journal "Progressive de la Corse" in 1848, in the following year he founded his own newspaper "La Corsica", written in Italian to be better understood by the population


1849

Gian Paolo Borghetti - Enjoying great popularity in the north of Corsica and having many useful political connections in the south, he could have aspired to a career at national level rather than limiting himself to the position of "Conseiller Général" in the elections of 1849, and having attained that position he could easily have used it for his own advancement, in a society which not only accepted but expected nothing else from those in public office

 

Gian Paolo Borghetti - In the first installment of "La Corsica", the newspaper he founded in 1849, Borghetti offers his readers a long reflection entitled "La Repubblica e la religione cristiana" where he shows all the affinities between the teachings of Christ and those advocated by the new Republic


1855

French Foreign Legion - On 21 June 1855, the Third Battalion, left Corsica for the Crimea


1870

Thanks to all these factors by around 1870 Corsica had landed in the French cultural world add something

 

Gian Paolo Borghetti - Battle of Sedan - Having spent much of his life defending the use of the Italian language and advocating the union of Corsica with Italy, he arose in 1870 as a vehement defender of a French and Republican Corsica against those who, after the Battle of Sedan, wanted to cede Corsica to Italy

 

Gian Paolo Borghetti - From 1870 to 1871 Borghetti was Departmental Archivist of Corsica and editor-in-chief of the "Bulletin Officiel de la Corse", and from 1878 to 1894 he was Director of Public Health in Bastia


1880

Moreover, the protectionist policies of the French government, started in the 1880s and never stopped, had ruined the Corsican export of wine and olive oil, and forced many young Corsicans to emigrate to mainland France or to the Americas add something


1898

Henri Matisse - In 1898, on the advice of Camille Pissarro, he went to London to study the paintings of Turner and went on a trip to Corsica..


1903

Arthur Ranc - In 1903 he became senator for Corsica, and died in August 1908


1911

Edouard Jean Bague - In an initial attempt in March 1911, Bague planned to fly from Antibes to Ajaccio, Corsica, from there to Sardinia and via Sicily to Tunis


1919

Vincent de Moro-Giafferi - Also active in politics, he was made a Deputy to the French National Assembly from Corsica at the age of 31 in 1919


1920

As reaction to these conditions, a nationalist movement was born in the 1920s around the newspaper "A Muvra", having as its objective the autonomy of the island from France add something


1924

Hans Karl Breslauer - Its first films were "Lieb' mich, und die Welt ist mein" and "Strandgut" , which he shot in 1923 on Corsica and the French Riviera


1930

In the 1930s, many exponents of this movement became irredentist, seeing annexation of the island to fascist Italy as the only solution to its problems add something


1931

Giuseppe Ungaretti - Meanwhile, he contributed to a number of journals and published a series of poetry volumes, before becoming a foreign correspondent for "Gazzetta del Popolo" in 1931, and traveling not only to Egypt, Corsica and the Netherlands, but to various regions of Italy


1939

Benito Mussolini - In September 1939, France swung to the opposite extreme, offering to discuss issues with Italy, but as the French were unwilling to discuss Corsica, Nice and Savoy, Mussolini did not answer


1940

After the collapse of France to the German Wehrmacht in 1940, Corsica came under the rule of the Vichy French regime, which was collaborating with Nazi Germany add something

 

Axis powers - However on 22 June 1940, Mussolini suddenly informed Hitler that Italy was abandoning its claims "in the Rhone, Corsica, Tunisia, and Djibouti", instead requesting a demilitarized zone along the French border, and on 24 June Italy agreed to an armistice with the Vichy regime to that effect

 

Axis powers - Later on 7 July 1940, the Italian government changed its decision, and Ciano attempted to make an agreement with Hitler to have Nice, Corsica, Tunisia, and Djibouti be transferred to Italy; Hitler adamantly rejected any new settlement or separate French-Italian peace agreement for the time being prior to the defeat of Britain in the war

 

Axis powers - However Italy continued to press Germany for the incorporation of Nice, Corsica, and Tunisia into Italy, with Mussolini sending a letter to Hitler in October 1940, informing him that as the 850,000 Italians living under France's current borders formed the largest minority community, that ceding these territories to Italy would be beneficial to both Germany and Italy as it would reduce France's population from 35 million to 34 and forestall any possibility of resumed French ambitions for expansion or hegemony in Europe

 

Axis powers - Operation Attila - Germany had considered the possibility of invading and occupying the non-occupied territories of Vichy France including occupying Corsica Germany capturing the Vichy French fleet for use by Germany, in December 1940 with the proposed Operation Attila


1942

In November 1942 the island, following the Anglo-American landings in North Africa was occupied by Italian and German forces add something


1943

Fridolin von Senger und Etterlin - In August 1943, he commanded German formations on the islands of Sardinia and Corsica

 

After the Italian armistice in September 1943, Italian and Free French Forces pushed the Germans out of the island, making Corsica the first French Department to be freed add something


1944

Antulio Segarra - By April 29, 1944, the Regiment had landed in Italy and moved on to Corsica

 

Joachim Helbig - After successful operations against Allied airfields on the isle of Corsica, he was mentioned a second time in the "Wehrmachtbericht" on 28 May 1944

 

Jacob L. Devers - When the Allied landings in Southern France took place in August 1944 Devers formed a special headquarters in Corsica to oversee the Franco-American forces commanded by Lieutenant General Alexander M. Patch


1947

Maurice Papon - Papon was named prefect of Corsica in January 1947 by Léon Blum's government, and in October 1949 prefect of Constantine in Algeria by Radical Henri Queuille's government


1949

Vladimir Raitz - On holiday in Calvi on Corsica in 1949, he was asked by a socialite with local connections, Nicholas Steinheid, to encourage British the following year

 

Vladimir Raitz - Having calculated he could charter an aircraft and provide an all-in two-week holiday in Corsica for less than £35, he set up Horizon Holidays on 12 October 1949, and initiated the package holiday industry


1950

Vladimir Raitz - The first charter flight between Gatwick airport and Corsica was on 20 May 1950


1956

The Tour de Corse is a rally held since 1956, which was a round of the World Rally Championship from 1973 to 2008 and later the Intercontinental Rally Challenge and European Rally Championship add something


1958

During the May 1958 crisis, French paratroopers landed on Corsica on 24 May, garrisoning the island in a bloodless action called Opération Corse add something


1960

AC Ajaccio and SC Bastia are the two main football teams, which have played the Ligue 1 frequently since the 1960s and contest the Corsica derby add something

 

Edward Craven Walker - This was the first naturist film to receive public release in the UK. Described as an underwater ballet, it was shot off Corsica and released in 1960


1963

James Heathcote-Drummond-Willoughby, 3rd Earl of Ancaster - His only son and heir apparent, Timothy, Lord Willoughby de Eresby, went missing at sea off Corsica in 1963


1966

Moby Lines - In February 1966 NAVARMA purchased a second ferry, M/S "Bonaficio", and started service between Sardinia and Corsica


1967

Corsica Ferries - Sardinia Ferries - Corsica Sardinia Ferries is a ferry company which started services in 1967 under the name of Corsica Line with the ferry Corsica Express


1969

Dassault Mirage 5 - In late 1969, the Israelis, who had pilots in France testing the aircraft, requested that the aircraft be transferred to Corsica, in theory to allow them to continue flight training during the winter


1970

Some groups that claim to support Corsican independence, such as the National Liberation Front of Corsica, have carried out a violent campaign since the 1970s that includes bombings and assassinations, usually targeting buildings and officials representing the French government or Corsicans themselves for political reasons add something


1972

In 1972, the Italian company Montedison dumped toxic waste off the Corsican coast, creating what looked like red mud in waters around the island with the poisoning of the sea, the most visible effects being cetaceans found dead on the shores add something

 

The Park was created in 1972 and includes the Golfe de Porto, the Scandola Nature Reserve , and some of the highest mountains on the island add something


1975

Before 1975, Corsica was a "départment" of the French region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur add something

 

In 1975 two new départements, Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud, were created by splitting the hitherto united departement of Corsica add something

 

The island formed a single department until it was split in 1975 into two historical departments: Haute-Corse and $ Corse-du-Sud , with its regional capital in Ajaccio, the prefecture city of Corse-du-Sud add something

 

The peaceful occupation of a "pied-noir" vineyard in Aléria in 1975 marked a turning point when the French government responded with overwhelming force, generating sympathy for the independence groups among the Corsican population add something

 

Tensions escalated until an armed police assault on a pieds-noirs-owned wine cellar in Aleria, occupied by Corsican nationalists on 23 August 1975 add something


1976

Heli Air Monaco - Heli Air Monaco was founded in 1976 with the support of Prince Rainier III, and began operations from the Monaco Heliport, located in the Fontvieille quarter of Monaco, from where it now operates regular shuttle services between Monaco Heliport and Nice Airport , and offers on request flights from Monaco and Nice to other European destinations including the Alps, Corsica, the French Riviera, Italy and Switzerland


1980

Air France - By the early 1980s, only Corsica, Martinique, Guadeloupe, most services to French Guyana, Réunion, the Maghreb region, Eastern Europe , Southern Europe , and one daily service to New York remained at Orly


1982

On 2 March 1982, a law was passed that gave Corsica the status of "territorial collectivity" , abolishing the Corsican Regional Council add something


1983

Banco Ambrosiano - Just before the media revealed the Ambrosiano scandal, Gérard Soisson, manager of transaction clearing company Clearstream, was found dead in Corsica, two months after Ernest Backes's dismissal from Clearstream in May 1983


1986

Markku Alen - Having become unequivocal team leader in the aftermath of team-mate Henri Toivonen's death in Corsica the following year, Alén narrowly lost the 1986 World Rally Championship to rival driver, Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2 pilot Juha Kankkunen

 

Henri Toivonen - The 1986 Tour de Corse, a world rally around the island of Corsica, began on Thursday, 1 May. Toivonen had a sore throat and was suffering from flu, but he insisted on driving after having lost his championship lead in the last two rallies

 

Austin Metro - This good start was unfortunately not repeated, and although a 6R4 was entered in rallies at Monte Carlo, Sweden, Portugal and Corsica during the 1986 season, none of the Metros managed to complete a course

 

Henri Toivonen - Toivonen, driving a Lancia Delta S4, died in an accident on 2 May 1986 while leading the Tour de Corse rally in Corsica


1987

Chevrolet Corsica - The Corsica was first sold as fleet cars to rental agencies and to large companies in 1987, prior to mainstream release

 

Chevrolet Corsica - The "'Chevrolet Corsica"' is a front-wheel drive compact car that was produced by General Motors from 1987 to 1996


1988

Chevrolet Corsica - The Corsica and Beretta were the second best-selling cars in America in 1988, right behind the Chevrolet Celebrity


1990

A war between two rival independence groups led to several deaths in the 1990s add something

 

Lizzy Mercier Descloux - In the mid 1990s, she moved to Corsica and devoted herself to painting and to writing an unpublished novel

 

Musee Marmottan Monet - This led to the recovery of the stolen paintings in a small villa in Corsica in December 1990


1992

In 1992, three institutions were formed in the territorial collectivity of Corsica: add something


1996

Chevrolet Corsica - GM discontinued the Corsica and the Chevrolet Beretta after the 1996 model year, due to safety standards in 1997 that would have required a total re-design of these cars, and competition from the re-designed similarly sized 1995 Chevrolet Cavalier for compact-car sales


1997

Chevrolet Corsica - The Corsica was replaced by the bigger Chevrolet Malibu for the 1997 model year

 

Jean-Pierre Chevenement - When it won the 1997 legislative election he became Minister of the Interior, but he resigned for the third time in 2000 because of his opposition to giving increased autonomy to Corsica


1998

Periodic flare-ups of raids and killings culminated in the assassination of Prefect Claude Érignac in 1998 add something

 

Bernard Bonnet - Bernard Bonnet was named as prefect of Corsica by Jean-Pierre Chevènement on 1998-02-09, just three days after the assassination of his predecessor Claude Erignac


2000

In 2000, Prime Minister Lionel Jospin agreed to grant increased autonomy to Corsica add something


2001

Alexander Chernin - Into the new millennium, he has played less often, but was joint winner of the 2001 Corsica Masters, losing out to Viswanathan Anand in the final play-off game for the champion's title


2003

A local referendum held in 2003, aimed at abolishing the two "départements" to leave a territorial collectivity with extended powers, was voted down by a narrow margin add something

 

Lucciana Cathedral - In 2003, Prince Rainier III of Monaco presented the cathedral with a statue of Saint Devota, patron saint of both Corsica and Monaco

 

Youssouf Hadji - In 2003, he decided to pack his bags and move to Corsica to play for SC Bastia in Ligue 1

 

In a referendum on 6 July 2003, a narrow majority of Corsican voters opposed a proposal by the government of Jean-Pierre Raffarin and then-Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy that would have suppressed the two "départements" of the island and granted greater autonomy to the territorial collectivity of Corsica add something


2005

In 2005 the population of Corsica was settled in approximately 360 communities add something

 

Corsica Ferries - Sardinia Ferries - In 2005, Forship Spa, a subsidiary of Corsica Sardinia Ferries, has been condemned to pay 490 000 euros by the Tribunal of Marseille for having "voluntary discharged at sea" offshore of the Cap Corse on May 12, 2004


2006

Ardennes (department) - Corsica could be included as well as the centre of the UK and the Alps because these areas are identical to the empty diagonal demographic conditions: namely a low population density of about 0-30 people per square kilometre in 2006 with exceptions for large cities where the numbers can reach 300 to 2000 per square kilometre

 

Toni Gardemeister - Finishing second once more on the Rallye de France in Corsica to the all-conquering Sébastien Loeb was thought to have aided Gardemeister's claim to retaining his drive with Ford for the 2006 season

 

Daniel Auteuil - He married Aude Ambroggi, a Corsican sculptor, on 22 July 2006 in Porto-Vecchio, Corsica


2007

Corsican mafia - Since 2007, a violent conflict between the various Corsican gangs caused around 102 murders in Corsica


2008

David Berkeley - After having spent most of 2008 in Corsica with his family keeping his musical profile low, in 2009 after the release of "Strange Light" David Berkeley, California toured with Katie Melua accompanied by Jordan Katz of Common Rotation


2009

Corsica Libera - It was founded in Corte in February 2009 by members of three nationalist parties, "Corsica Nazione", "Rinnovu" and the Corsican Nationalist Alliance


2010

Swizz Beatz - Keys and Swizz Beatz held a wedding celebration on the French island of Corsica on July 31, 2010.

 

Felix Ciccolini - He died on May 1, 2010 in Ajaccio, Corsica

 

Alicia Keys - Keys and Beatz were married on the French island of Corsica on July 31, 2010


2011

Leo Battesti - A decision shows the extreme delicacy of Mr. Leonard Battesti regarding conflict resolution has been given in the last international open chess Corsica in 2011 and led to the exclusion of iranian player; Ghaem Maghami that refused to play against an Israeli player

 

Dassault Mirage F1 - In March 2011, 2/33 Mirage F1CRs were deployed to Solenzara Air Base, Corsica and conducted reconnaissance missions over Libya as part of Opération Harmattan


2012

The island's busiest seaport is Bastia, which saw more than 2,5 million passengers in 2012 add something


2013

In 2013, Corsica hosted the first three stages of the 100th Tour de France, which passed through the island for the first time in the event's 110-year history add something


2015

Since 2015, Gazélec Ajaccio, the city's second team, has begun playing in the Ligue 1 add something

 

The Tour de Corse returned as a World Rally Championship round in 2015 add something

 

On December 17, 2015, Jean Guy Talamoni was elected President of the Assembly of Corsica and Gilles Simeoni was elected Executive President of the Council of the Region add something


2017

Party of the Corsican Nation - It is part of the autonomist coalition "Femu a Corsica" , grouping the minor parties "A Chjama" and "Inseme per a Corsica", that joined its evolution into a regionalist party of its own in 2017


2018

John Smith and his consortium announced their intention to invest and redevelop in 2018 add something

 

The two departments, and the region of Corsica, merged again into a single territorial collectivity in 2018 add something

 

Departments of France - In 2018, the two departments of Corsica re-merged to form a single territorial collectivity , reducing number of departments to 100