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Monaco has been a possession of the Grimaldi family since the 11th century. It became an independent Principality within the Holy Roman Empire in the 13th century. In 1604 it came under the protection of Spain and in 1641 of France.

It was annexed to France by Napoleon 1793-1814, and then came under the protection of Sardinia 1815-1860. It was returned to French protection when it was annexed to France by Napoleon 1793-1814, and then came under the protection of Sardinia 1815-1860. It was returned to French protection in 1860 when Sardinia joined the kingdom of Italy. , Menton and Roquebrune were sold to France at that time.

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1604 - Monaco came under the protection of Spain
1641 - Monaco came under the protection of France
1793 - 1814 It was annexed to France by Napoleon
1815 - 1860 Monaco came under the protection of Sardinia
1860 - It was returned to French protection in 1860 when Sardinia joined the kingdom of Italy

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