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King Victor Emanuel enters the city of Venice, newly united with the rest of Italy.

Entry of King Victor Emanuel II of Italy into newly liberated Venice, November 7, 1866, artist's impression.
11/07/1866

Italian troops had entered Venice on October 19, 1866 as a consequence of a secret agreement between Prussia and Italy before the conflict that forced the defeated Austrian Empire to cede Venetia to Italy.  This was confirmed with an almost unanimous plebiscite completed on November 4, 1866, and the victorious King Victor Emanuel II of Italy visited the city in triumph.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation: 

"Victor Emanuel in Venice," Harper's Weekly Magazine, December 22, 1866, p. 807.
"Foregn History," The Annual Register: A Review of Public Events at Home and Abroard for the Year 1866 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1867), 262.

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