Giuseppe Garibaldi

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Giuseppe Garibaldi

Giuseppe Garibaldi was born in Nice on 4 July 1807. Known as the hero of the two worlds for the wars he fought in Latin America, he supported the ideals of liberty and independence from a young age. In 1848, Garibaldi defended the Roman Republic and was subsequently involved in the Second War of Independence in command of the “Hunters of the Alps”. His greatest exploit, the Expedition of the Thousand, began at the port of Quarto and took Garibaldi to the gates of Rome where he handed over the conquered territories to Vittorio Emanuele II. In 1867, after a period of isolation on Caprera, he marched again on Rome, but the insurrection failed. In the last years of his life, Garibaldi, who was not involved in the liberation of Rome in 1870, devoted himself to writing until his death on 2 June 1882.