Unification of Central Italy

Italian Unification

Europe 1859.1203

Unification of Central Italy

Italian Unification (3 December 1859)

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The Second Italian War of Independence was officially ended at Treaty of Zurich, which gave Lombardy to Sardinia. A further clause insisted on the restoration of the rulers of central Italy but the rebellious central Italian states instead opted to unite under Sardinian rule.

Main Events

Treaty of Zurich ends Second Italian War of Independence

Kingdom of Sardinia annexes Lombardy

United Provinces of Central Italy

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