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The democratic movement refused to consider the national revolution in any way complete so long as parts of the peninsula remained under the old sovereigns.
By —34, when he served in the navy of the kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia, he had come under the influence of Giuseppe Mazzinithe great prophet of Italian nationalismand the French socialist thinker the comte de Saint-Simon.
Garibaldi, intook part in a mutiny intended to provoke a republican revolution in Piedmontbut the plot failed; he escaped to France and in his absence was condemned to death by a Genoese court.
Exile in South America From toGaribaldi lived in South America as an exile, and these years of turmoil and revolution in that continent strongly influenced his career.
Actually, he did little more than prey on Brazilian shipping. In the course of often harrowing adventures on land and sea, he managed to elope with Anna Maria Ribeiro da Silva Anitaa married woman, who remained his companion in arms until her death. After a succession of victories by the Brazilians in —40, Garibaldi finally decided to leave the service of Rio Grande.
Driving a herd of cattle, he made the long trek to Montevideo with Anita and their son. There he tried his hand as commercial traveler and teacher but could not accustom himself to civilian life. In he was put in charge of the Uruguayan navy in another war of liberation—this time against Juan Manuel de Rosasthe dictator of Argentina.
The following year, again in the service of UruguayGaribaldi took command of a newly formed Italian Legion at Montevideo, the first of the Redshirts, with whom his name became so closely associated. Garibaldi also greatly impressed other foreign observers as an honest and able man.
His South American experiences gave him invaluable training in the techniques of guerrilla warfare that he later used with great effect against French and Austrian armies, which had not been taught how to counter them. These first exploits in the cause of freedom cast him in the mold of a professional rebel, an indomitable individualist who all his life continued to wear the gaucho costume of the pampas and to act as if life were a perpetual battle for liberty.
War of liberation In April Garibaldi led 60 members of his Italian Legion back to Italy to fight for the Risorgimento, or resurrection, of Italy in the war of independence against the Austrians.
Therefore, Garibaldi went to the aid of the city of Milanwhere Mazzini had already arrived and had given the war of liberation a more republican and radical turn. Charles Albert, after his defeat at the hands of the Austrians at Custoza, agreed to an armistice, but Garibaldi continued in the name of Milan what had become his private war and emerged creditably from two engagements with the Austrians at Luino and Morazzone.
But at the end of Augustheavily outnumbered, he had to retreat across the frontier to Switzerland. For a time Garibaldi settled down in Nice with Anita whom he had married in and their three children, but his resolve to help free Italy from foreign rule was stronger than ever.
He was confirmed in his purpose by his belief—which he and only a handful of others shared with Mazzini—that the many Italian states, though often engaged in internecine warfare, could nonetheless be unified into a single state. When Pius IX, threatened by liberal forces within the Papal Statesfled from Rome toward the end ofGaribaldi led a group of volunteers to that city.
There, in Februaryhe was elected a deputy in the Roman Assembly, and it was he who proposed that Rome should become an independent republic.
In April a French army arrived to restore papal government, and Garibaldi was the chief inspiration of a spirited defense that repulsed a French attack on the Janiculum Hill. In May he defeated a Neapolitan army outside Rome at Velletri, and in June he was the leading figure in the defense of Rome against a French siege.
There was no chance at all of holding the city, but the gallantry of the resistance became one of the most inspiring stories of the Risorgimento. Refusing to accept defeat, Garibaldi led a few thousand men out of Rome and through central Italy in Julymaneuvering to avoid French and Austrian armies, until he reached the neutral republic of San Marino.
Retreat There Garibaldi found himself surrounded and decided to disband his men.
Soon afterward, he was pursued by the Austrians as he tried to escape. Although Anita died, Garibaldi successfully crossed the Apennines to the Tuscan coast.
The retreat through central Italy, coming after the defense of Rome, made Garibaldi a well-known figure. Only in was he allowed to return to Italy. In the following year, Garibaldi bought part of the island of Caprera off the Sardinian coast, which remained his home for the rest of his life.
In he tried to lead an expedition to release political prisoners held by the Bourbon kings of Naples, but it came to nothing. In he received an invitation from Cavour to help prepare for another war against Austria. His task was to lead an army of volunteers from other Italian provinces, and he was given the rank of major general in the Piedmontese army.
When war broke out in Aprilhe led his Cacciatori delle Alpi Alpine Huntsmen in the capture of Varese and Como and reached the frontier of the south Tirol. This war ended with the acquisition of Lombardy by Piedmont.
In Septemberafter peace had returned to northern Italy, Garibaldi transferred his attention to central Italy, where a revolutionary government had been established in Florence. There, on several occasions, he had private meetings with King Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont-Sardinia, and it was agreed that he should prepare to invade the Papal States; the king would support his venture if it succeeded but disown him if it failed.
At the last moment, however, the king realized that the undertaking was too dangerous and asked him to give up the idea. Garibaldi agreed, though reluctantly. He was ready at any moment to revive this kind of unwritten agreement with Victor Emmanuel, but it became increasingly clear that their aims were not identical.
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