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The Piedmont Prime Minister that United Italy

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The Basics

  • Born: August 10, 1810
  • Died: June 6, 1861
  • Religion: Calvinist

Achievements

  • Prime Minister of Piedmont, a northern region of Italy
  • Established his own newspaper
  • Designed the constitutional structure of the Italian state
  • Became the first Prime Minister of the newly united Italian State
  • Believed in separation of church and state so strongly, he was was one of the only leaders at the time willing to negotiate with the Pope
  • Eventually gained Rome and established the city as Italy's capital