Camillo Benso

#137401
Most Popular
Boost
Birthday
10, 1810
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 6, 1861 (50)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
10, 1810
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Jun 6, 1861 (50)

About

Italian Liberal Party founder and key figure in the Italian Unification movement of the nineteenth century. In 1861, he served as Italy's first Prime Minister.

Before Fame

Early in his career, he served in the Chamber of Deputies and established a political news publication called Il Risorgimento.

Trivia

He served as Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sardinia and Italian Minister of the Navy.

Family Life

He was born to a landowning family in Northern Italy. In his early adulthood, he briefly lived in Switzerland.

Associated With

He was born in Italy at a time when French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte ruled much of Europe.