[pou-lee; It. pah-aw-lee]
Paoli, Pasquale, 1725-1807, Corsican patriot. He shared the exile (1739-55) of his father, Giacinto Paoli, who had fought against the Genoese rulers of the island. In 1755 he returned to Corsica, led a successful revolt against the Genoese, and was chosen president under a republican constitution. His capital was at Corte. He governed with wide powers, but respected the constitution. Material prosperity, public order, and education were greatly furthered. In 1768, Genoa, despairing of reducing the island to submission, sold Corsica to France. Paoli fought brilliantly against the superior forces of the French, but in 1769 he was decisively defeated and fled to England, where his popularity was great. James Boswell, who had corresponded with him and visited him in Corsica, introduced him into the circle of Samuel Johnson. After the outbreak of the French Revolution, Paoli was appointed (1791) governor of Corsica. He subscribed to the liberal revolutionary principles, but opposed the radical turn the French Revolution took and, especially, the centralizing policy of the Revolutionary government. Accused (1793) of counterrevolutionary activities and summoned to Paris, he proclaimed the independence of Corsica and solicited British aid. With the help of Admiral Hood the French were defeated (1794). The pro-French party was banished and the Corsican national assembly (consulta) declared the island a British protectorate and chose an English governor. Paoli, who favored independence and who had hoped to be appointed viceroy, was disappointed when Pozzo di Borgo became chief of the Corsican council of state. Paoli went to England in 1795 and remained there until his death. After his departure the islanders rose against the British and in 1796 drove them out with French help.

See J. Boswell, Boswell on the Grand Tour, ed. by F. Brady and F. A. Pottle (1955); P. A. Thrasher, Pasquale Paoli (1970).

Paoli is a Statutory Town in Phillips County, Colorado, United States. The population was 42 at the 2000 census.


Paoli is located at (40.612120, -102.472868).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census of 2000, there were 42 people, 19 households, and 12 families residing in the town. The population density was 138.3 people per square mile (54.1/km²). There were 24 housing units at an average density of 79.0/sq mi (30.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 100.00% White.

There were 19 households out of which 4 have children under the age of 18 living with them, 10 are married couples living together, 1 has a female householder with no husband present, and 7 are non-families. 6 are made up of individuals and 2 have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.21 and the average family size was 2.83.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.4% under the age of 18, 14.3% from 25 to 44, 35.7% from 45 to 64, and 28.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 121.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $32,500, and the median income for a family was $33,750. Males had a median income of $22,917 versus $40,625 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,947. There were 30.0% of families and 18.6% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and none of those over 64.

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