Timeline of Italian unification

Timeline Of Italian Unification

Timeline of Italian unification

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The Italian unification Time line is as follows:

  • 1850- Garibaldi moves to New York City after the Pope takes control of Rome.
    • August 24: Venice falls to Austrian forces that have crushed the rebellion in Venetia and other northern Italian states
  • 1852- November 4: Conte Camillo Benso di Cavour becomes Prime Minister of Sardinia
  • 1854- Garibaldi returns to Italy, settling on the island of Caprera
  • 1858- January 14: Felice Orsini attempts to assassinate Napoleon III, and in a letter from prison pleads for the emperor to help Italian nationalists
    • Summer: Cavour meets with Napoleon III in Plombières, and planned war with Austria that would benefit France and Sardinia with land gains,
    • Cavour then provoked revolutions in Lombardy to incite war with Austria
  • 1859- March: Sardinia battles with France against Austria
    • June 4: French and Sardinian forces triumph over Austrian army affecting an Austrian withdrawal from Lombardy, later Austria retreats to Venetia
    • July 11: Napoleon III meets with Franz Joseph (Austria) and backs out of the war. Among other land negotiations, Lombardy will be transferred to Sardinia
    • November 10: Treaty of Zurich ends conflict in northern Italy for a time; Sardinia occupies some central Italian states
    • December: Tuscany, Parma, Modena, and some other states join the United Provinces of Central Italy, and seek annexation by Sardinia
  • 1860- March 20: Sardinia annexes central Italian states by giving Nice and Savoy to the French, now only four states......
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