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Italy (1815-1861)

ITALIAN LITERARY WORKS

(1815-1861)

"Inni Sacri"

1812 - 1822

Alessandro Manzoni

"Sulla maniera e la utilità delle Traduzioni"

1816

Madame de Stael (Biblioteca Italiana)

"Zibaldone"

1817 - 1832

Giacomo Leopardi

"Idilli"

1819 - 1821

Giacomo Leopardi

"Cinque Maggio"

1821

Alessandro Manzoni

"Marzo 1821"

1821

Alessandro Manzoni

"Operette Morali"

1824 - 1832

Giacomo Leopardi

"Le mie prigioni"

1832

Silvio Pellico

"La Ginestra o il fiore del deserto"

1836

Giacomo Leopardi

"I Promessi Sposi"

1840 - 1842

Alessandro Manzoni

ITALIAN HISTORICAL AND SOCIAL EVENTS

(1815-1861)

Turmoils of Naples

1820

(Carbonarist movement)

Imprisonment of Pellico and Maroncelli"

1820

Pellico and Maroncelli, two italian political dissenters, against the tyranny of Austrians, were imprisoned and sent to the austrian fortress of Spielberg.

Foundation of "La giovine Italia"

1831

Living into exile in France, Giuseppe Mazzini established the political republican movement of "La giovine Italia".

Expedition of Bandiera brothers

1844

First Indipendence War

1848 - 1849

The Savoy Reign of Carlo Alberto made war against the Austro-Hungarian Empire in order to reach the indipendence from the foreign enemy. The result was a failure.

"The five days of Milan"

1848

Defeat of the Italian army

1849

Carlo Alberto abdicated in favour of Vittorio Emanuele II.

Crimean War

1855 - 1856

Expedition of Pisacane

1857

Agreements of Plombières

1858

The piedmontese prime minister Cavour formed an alliance with the french sovereign Napoleon III.

Second Indipendence War

1859

Conquest of Lombardy by the Italian army, helped by the french troops.
Victories of Magenta, Solferino and San Martino.

Expedition of The Thousand

1860

Headed by Giuseppe Garibaldi, thousand volunteers went away on a mission to South Italy in order to free the local population from the reactionary Bourbon rule.

Assignment of Nice and Savoy to France

1860

(In return for french military help)

BIRTH OF THE ITALIAN MONARCHY

17 March 1861

Vittorio Emanuele II was proclaimed "King of Italy".