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Cutro is a town and comune in the province of Crotone, Calabria region, Italy. It is the place of birth of Vincenzo Iaquinta, World Cup-winning footballer who plays for Serie A club Juventus. History Cutro was a Greek colony of Magna Graecia, with the name of Kyterion. It obtained the title of city in 1575 by the Spanish King Philip II, after the local chess champion Giò Leonardo Di Bona had won a contest at the Spanish court. Cutro was destroyed by an earthquake on March 8, 1832. It remained the most populous centre of the region until the mid-20th century, when a strong emigration flow towards Germany and northern Italy (especially in Reggio Emilia) reduced the number of inhabitants considerably. Notable people Giovanni Leonardo Di Bona (1st international chess tournament champion) Vincenzo Iaquinta (footballer) External links Italian Wikipedia article

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