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Camillo, Count Cavour, Prime Minister and architect of the new Kingdom of Italy dies in Turin aged fifty

Count Cavour Camillo, detail
06/06/1861
Camillo Benzo, Count Cavour, Prime Minister of Italy and one of the main architects of the nation's unification under the throne of Piedmont-Sardinia, died of a stroke at his palace in Turin at seven o'clock in the morning.  Ill from symtoms of maleria or typhoid, doctors had bled him severely several times probably hindering any chance of recovery. He was fifty years old and had never married. (By John Osborne)     
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 417-422. 

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