Key dates of the Unification of Italy, 1852-70

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Cavour becomes Prime Minister of Piedmont
November 1852
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Start of the Crimean War
1853
2 of 19
Cavour offers to help Britain and France in the Crimean War
1856
3 of 19
The Orsini Bomb Plot
1858
4 of 19
War is planned with Austria at Plombières
21 July 1858
5 of 19
Defeat of Austria at Magenta
4 June 1859
6 of 19
Defeat of Austria at Solferino
24 June 1859
7 of 19
Napoleon III makes peace with Austria at Villafranca. Piedmont obtains Lombardy
11 July 1859
8 of 19
Garibaldi and the Thousand earn a victory at the Battle of Palermo, Sicily
May 1860
9 of 19
Garibaldi and the Thousand land on the mainland
August 1860
10 of 19
Piedmontese troops invade the Papl States and earn a victory at Casteldifardo
September 1860
11 of 19
Garibaldi meets Victor Emmanuel at Teano and hands his conquests over
October 1860
12 of 19
Cavour dies
6 June 1861
13 of 19
Garibaldi leads an unsuccessful expedition to Rome
1862
14 of 19
Austro-Prussian War
24 June 1866
15 of 19
Peace of Vienna. Italy acquires Venetia from Austria
3 October 1866
16 of 19
Garibaldi attempts to take Rome but is stopped by France
1867
17 of 19
Outbreak of war between Prussia and France. French garrison withdraw from Rome
July 1870
18 of 19
Rome declared capital of a united Italy
October 1870
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21 July 1858

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