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
flagSwitzerland
12%
76%
0%
12%
25
flagthe Netherlands
6%
71%
9%
12%
81
flagGermany
17%
62%
6%
13%
220
flagSpain
12%
62%
8%
12%
24
flagthe United Arab Emirates
33%
62%
4%
0%
24
flagItaly
12%
61%
12%
13%
73
flagCanada
11%
59%
16%
9%
42
flagFrance
21%
56%
10%
10%
46
flagDenmark
6%
56%
12%
25%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
56%
9%
12%
385
flagPoland
20%
54%
9%
14%
15353
flagAustria
33%
50%
0%
16%
18
flagthe United States
22%
48%
15%
12%
251
flagSweden
11%
46%
30%
11%
26
flagFinland
5%
45%
10%
40%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
43%
9%
22%
44
flagNorway
19%
41%
16%
22%
31
flagAustralia
17%
41%
23%
11%
17
flagUnknown
30%
40%
10%
19%
821
flagIndia
50%
25%
12%
6%
16

Gender

men53%
women48%
Bordeaux
24%
20%
Genoa
53%
48%
Rome
7%
13%
Naples
14%
17%

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