• History of Monaco

    Brief history of Monaco summarized The brief history of Monaco, the second smallest country in the world. The beginnings of Monaco The protected port of Monaco was first inhabited by the Greeks in 6 BC, who gave it the name of Monoikos. Legend has it that Hercules passed through Monaco and a temple was built in his honor, the Temple of Monoikos. Historically, Monaco was part of France, but in 1215, it became a colony of Genoa through a land grant from Emperor Henry VI. The Grimaldis settled in Monaco in 1297 and their ancestors have controlled the Principality for…

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