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The (Latest) UNIFICATION Of Italy Was Proclaimed This Day, 156-Years Ago — March 17, 1861

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The Proclamation was by the First Italian Parliament, meeting in Turin. The Parliament had been assembled by Victor Emmanuel.

On March 17, 1861, this Parliament proclaimed that Italy was once again UNITED and that Victor Emmanuel would be the new King of Italy.

It took ANOTHER 10-days before Rome was declared the capital of Italy — since they had to placate a very irate pope!


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Victor Emmanuel II, King Of (Unified) Italy, Was Born Today, 197-Years Ago — March 14, 1820.

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Quite the guy. I love his pictures.

The scourge of the popes. Wow, did they detest HIM. Thought he was the antiChrist. He was excommunicated and died as such.

A very lucky man; a man with the Midas touch. Always in the right place at the right time.

Died young, at 57. Funny, can’t find out (easily) as to how he died.


Wikipedia entry. Click to ENLARGE and read here. Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Emmanuel_II_of_Italy


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