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The Chamber of Deputies in Turin votes a new kingdom of Italy with Victor Emmanuel II as king

Victor Emmanuel II, detail
03/14/1861
The first Parliament of a united Italy met in Turin and unanimously passed a bill designating Victor Emmanuel II of Piedmont-Sardinia as the first king of a new nation.  Victor Emmanuel retained the "second" in his title, in honor of his father and his royal house.  The vote took place of the new king's forty-first birthday.  He signed the edict three days later.  Britain quickly recognized the new Italy as did the United States a short time later.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Pietro Orsi, Cavour and the Making of Modern Italy, 1810-1861 (New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1914), 329-330. 

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