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Victor Emmanuel II

(1820—1878)

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Battle of Vittorio Veneto

Battle of Vittorio Veneto  

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(October 1918)The scene of a decisive victory in World War I by the Italians over the Austrians. A town in north-east Italy, it is named after Victor Emanuel II, in whose reign Venetia was regained ...
Count Cavour

Count Cavour  

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(1810–61)Italian statesman. He was the driving force behind the unification of Italy under Victor Emmanuel II, king of the kingdom of Sardinia. In 1847 Cavour founded the newspaper Il Risorgimento to ...
Giuseppe Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi  

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(1807–82)Italian patriot and military leader. He was a hero of the Risorgimento (the movement for the unification and independence of Italy), who began his political activity as a member of the Young ...
Risorgimento

Risorgimento  

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A movement for the unification and independence of Italy, which was achieved in 1870. With French aid, the Austrians were driven out of northern Italy by 1859, and the south was won over by ...
Sardinia

Sardinia  

The Mediterranean island of Sardinia, which lies 12 kilometres (7 miles) south of Corsica, was in the Middle Ages a pawn in the protracted struggle between Pisa and Genoa. In ...
Savoy

Savoy  

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Counts of SavoyDukes of SavoyKings of SardiniaLine of CarignanoKings of ItalyNotesChronologyDates down to 1059 are approximate.Names and TitlesThe use of the title ‘count of Savoy’ dates from 1125. ...
Victor Emmanuel II

Victor Emmanuel II (1820–78)   Quick reference

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King of Italy (1861–78). In 1849, he succeeded his father, Charles Albert, as King of Piedmont-Sardinia.

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