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King Victor Emmanuel II and Prime Minister Cavour meet in Bologna about Garibaldi's planned move on Sicily

Giuseppe Garibaldi, detail
05/02/1860
Piedmont-Sardinia leaders King Victor Emmanuel and  Prime Minister Cavour met in conference at Bologna in northern Italy.  The topic of the meeting was the plan of Giuseppe Garibaldi and his group of insurgents gathering in Genoa to begin their invasion of Bourbon Sicily.  The king and his minister decided to allow and encourage the invasion and Garibaldi embarked for Sicily less than a week later.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
G.M. Trevelyan, Garibaldi and the Thousand, May 1860 (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1916), 197.

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