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Transcript of Giuseppe Garibaldi
Giuseppe Garibaldi was an Italian general, politician and nationalist who played a large role in the history of Italy. He was born on fourth June 1807. He was been called the "Hero of Two Worlds".
In 1849,Garibaldi was in Rome, which had just been declared a Republic,however it was under attack from French forces loyal to the Pope.
Garibaldi died on the second June in 1882, at the age of 75. He wished to have a simple cremation, though he was buried by his farm on the island of Caprera.
In his family there were six children and his parents wanted that Garibaldi became a lawyer or a doctor, but he loved the sea in fact he wanted to be a sailor. He was married three times and had four children with his first wife,Anita. Garibaldi was considered an honest man.
Anita e Garibaldi
In 1859 the Second Italian War of Independence broke out and Garibaldi was appointed a major general with a guerilla force based in the Alps.
In 1879, Garibaldi founded the "League of Democracy" this advocated universal suffrage, female emancipation, abolition of ecclesiastical property and standing army for national unity.