Annexation of the Two Sicilies

Italian Unification

Europe 1860.1022

Annexation of the Two Sicilies

Italian Unification (22 October 1860)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

Having won over the island of Sicily, Garibaldi embarked for the mainland. Facing little resistance he entered the capital of Naples a few weeks later. With the main Sardinian army now marching through the northern Papal States to join him, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies was finished.

Main Events

French occupation of Beirut in support of the Christian population

Garibaldi's forces land in Calabria

Garibaldi arrives in Naples

Kingdom of Sardinia invades the Papal States

Plebiscites in Naples and Sicily support union with Sardinia

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