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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Bordeaux
Genoa
Rome
Naples
answers
flagthe Netherlands
8%
64%
10%
16%
59
flagSpain
12%
62%
8%
12%
24
flagSweden
23%
61%
15%
0%
13
flagGermany
19%
60%
6%
13%
165
flagCanada
12%
60%
15%
12%
33
flagBelgium
0%
60%
30%
10%
10
flagItaly
14%
57%
14%
14%
64
flagFrance
24%
56%
9%
9%
41
flagAustria
31%
56%
0%
12%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
55%
9%
13%
348
flagPoland
20%
54%
9%
14%
13854
flagthe United Arab Emirates
44%
50%
5%
0%
18
flagthe United States
21%
49%
16%
12%
227
flagFinland
5%
45%
10%
40%
20
flagDenmark
9%
45%
18%
27%
11
flagNorway
16%
43%
16%
23%
30
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
42%
10%
22%
40
flagAustralia
14%
42%
28%
7%
14
flagUnknown
30%
40%
10%
18%
735
flagIndia
53%
23%
15%
7%
13

Gender

men53%
women47%
Bordeaux
24%
21%
Genoa
53%
47%
Rome
6%
13%
Naples
14%
18%

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