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Rebellion in Sicily against the Bourbon throne breaks out in Palermo

Southern Italy, the Kingdom of Naples, 1857, zoomable map
04/04/1860
Sicilian nobleman Francesco Riso led an ill-fated revolt in Palermo against the Bourbon crown.  Discovered by police spies, the insurgents were surrounded in the Gancia Convent and were killed or captured after a sharp gun battle.  The surviving rebels were executed several days later.  The rising, while a failure, began a pattern of Sicilian resistance that resulted in Garibaldi's simple conquest of the island in May 1860. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Lucy Rial, Sicily and the Unification of Italy: Liberal Policy and Local Power, 1859–1866 (New York: Clarendon Press, 1998), 66-67, 

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