Camillo Benso, Conte di Cavour

Standard Name: Cavour, Camillo Benso,,, Conte di


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death Elizabeth Barrett Browning
The shops surrounding the house closed for mourning, and the newspapers announced the death of the greatest living poet and a fervent supporter of the Italian cause. Her funeral traced the route through the city...
Family and Intimate relationships Dorothy Bussy
DB 's youngest sister, Marjorie Colville (Gumbo) Strachey (1882-1964), was a teacher, suffragist, writer, and member of the group Woolf called the Neo-Pagans group (which included Rupert Brooke , Gwen Raverat , Ka Cox ...
Health Elizabeth Barrett Browning
EBB 's health had been in decline since 1857, and she was seriously ill this winter. Biographers like Gardner B. Taplin (in 1957) have directly linked her illness to grief for her sister's death and...
politics Elizabeth Barrett Browning
In Florence, EBB began to take an active interest in Italian politics, supporting the cause of democratic reform along with Italian unity and independence from Austria. She came to admire the nationalist leaders Cavour and...
politics Elizabeth Barrett Browning
EBB was again much involved in sympathy with Italian hopes for independence and liberal reform, while Garibaldi as military leader and Cavour as statesman orchestrated the campaign which in October 1860 made Victor Emmanuel II
Textual Features Menella Bute Smedley
A chivalric romance in verse, the work tells the tale of Queen Isabel , her husband King John and the Plantangenet struggle. During the poem's narrative, Isabel makes the mistake of marrying John but manages...


Cavour became Prime Minister of Piedmont, Italy.
July 1858
Napoleon III and Cavour met secretly at Plombières in the Vosges to plot war against Austria.
July 1859
Napoleon III of France and Francis Joseph of Austria signed the Treaty of Villafranca.
January 1860
Cavour was again made Prime Minister of Piedmont by Victor Emmanuel II .