Which city was famed for its crossbowmen mercenaries during the Middle Ages?

Bordeaux
Genoa
Rome
Naples
The Genoese cross­bow­men were a famous military corps of the Middle Ages, which acted both as mer­ce­nar­ies for many European powers. Armed with cross­bows made in Genoa by the Balistai Cor­po­ra­tion, they fought both on land (in­clud­ing the Siege of Jerusalem and Battle of Crécy) and in naval battles. The Genoese cross­bow­men remained one of the most re­spect­ed military corps until the 16th century, well after the in­tro­duc­tion of black­-pow­der weapons in Europe.

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flagCanada
5%
64%
17%
11%
17
flagSweden
18%
63%
18%
0%
11
flagItaly
13%
62%
13%
9%
51
flagGermany
20%
61%
6%
11%
104
flagSpain
10%
60%
10%
15%
20
flagAustria
28%
57%
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14
flagPoland
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53%
10%
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flagthe Netherlands
11%
53%
11%
23%
26
flagthe United Kingdom
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10%
14%
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flagNorway
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20%
12%
24
flagthe United States
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44%
18%
13%
155
flagFrance
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44%
16%
11%
18
flagRepublic of Ireland
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12%
29%
24
flagIndia
50%
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16%
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flagFinland
0%
20%
10%
70%
10

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women44%
Bordeaux
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Genoa
58%
44%
Rome
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13%
Naples
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