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
10%
78%
0%
10%
28
flagthe Netherlands
5%
70%
9%
13%
86
flagGermany
17%
62%
6%
14%
246
flagthe United Arab Emirates
33%
62%
4%
0%
24
flagSpain
12%
62%
8%
12%
24
flagItaly
12%
61%
13%
13%
75
flagAustria
27%
59%
0%
13%
22
flagCanada
13%
56%
19%
8%
46
flagFrance
21%
56%
10%
10%
46
flagPoland
20%
55%
9%
14%
16230
flagthe United Kingdom
21%
55%
9%
12%
395
flagDenmark
11%
50%
11%
27%
18
flagthe United States
21%
48%
16%
12%
264
flagSweden
10%
46%
32%
10%
28
flagFinland
5%
45%
10%
40%
20
flagRepublic of Ireland
24%
44%
8%
22%
45
flagIndia
29%
44%
14%
7%
27
flagAustralia
16%
44%
22%
11%
18
flagNorway
19%
41%
16%
22%
31
flagUnknown
30%
40%
10%
18%
850

Gender

men53%
women49%
Bordeaux
24%
20%
Genoa
53%
49%
Rome
7%
13%
Naples
14%
16%

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