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Risorgimento

Line breaks: Ri¦sor¦gi|mento
Pronunciation: /rɪˌsɔːdʒɪˈmɛntəʊ
 
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Definition of Risorgimento in English:

A movement for the unification and independence of Italy, which was achieved in 1870.

The restoration of repressive regimes after the Napoleonic Wars led to revolts in Naples and Piedmont (1821) and Bologna (1831). With French aid, the Austrians were driven out of northern Italy by 1859, and the south was won over by Garibaldi. Voting resulted in the acceptance of Victor Emmanuel II as the first king of a united Italy in 1861

Origin

Italian, literally 'resurrection'.

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