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.

Answers distribution

Bordeaux
Genoa
Rome
Naples
answers
flagthe Netherlands
6%
69%
9%
13%
72
flagGermany
18%
62%
5%
12%
187
flagCanada
10%
62%
15%
10%
40
flagSpain
12%
62%
8%
12%
24
flagSwitzerland
23%
61%
0%
15%
13
flagItaly
13%
60%
13%
13%
69
flagDenmark
7%
57%
14%
21%
14
flagFrance
22%
56%
9%
11%
44
flagAustria
31%
56%
0%
12%
16
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
55%
9%
12%
360
flagSweden
15%
55%
20%
10%
20
flagthe United Arab Emirates
40%
55%
5%
0%
20
flagPoland
20%
54%
9%
14%
14648
flagthe United States
22%
48%
16%
12%
231
flagFinland
5%
45%
10%
40%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
25%
42%
10%
22%
40
flagNorway
19%
41%
16%
22%
31
flagUnknown
30%
40%
10%
18%
797
flagAustralia
13%
40%
26%
13%
15
flagIndia
46%
26%
13%
6%
15

Gender

men52%
women47%
Bordeaux
24%
20%
Genoa
52%
47%
Rome
7%
13%
Naples
14%
17%

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