Giuseppe Mazzini

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Birthday
22, 1805
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Mar 10, 1872 (66)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
22, 1805
Birthplace
Italy
Death Date
Mar 10, 1872 (66)

About

19th century Italian politician, journalist and activist whose efforts helped bring about an independent and unified Italy. Before his tireless work Italy was just several separate states, many of which were dominated by foreign powers.

Before Fame

He became a member of the Carbonari, a secret revolutionary society in 1831.

Trivia

He helped define the modern European movement for popular democracy and was an early advocate of a "United States of Europe" about a century before the European Union began to take shape.

Family Life

His parents were Giacomo and Maria Drago Mazzini.

Associated With

Karl Marx and him were not fans of one anothers' philosophies.