Giuseppe Garibaldi Biography

Military Leader, Folk Hero (1807–1882)
Giuseppe Garibaldi is best known for his military leadership in the unification of Italy in the 19th century.


Giuseppe Garibaldi was born July 4, 1807 in Nice, French Empire. While a sailor in the Piedmont-Sardinia navy, Garibaldi became influenced by the Italian nationalist Giuseppe Mazzini, leading to his exile in South America. While there he met his future wife and honed his revolutionary ideas that led to the unification of Italy through his military leadership.

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