Kingdom of Italy

Italian Unification

Europe 1861.0317

Kingdom of Italy

Italian Unification (17 March 1861)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

The conquest of the Two Sicilies left the Kingdom of Sardinia in control of the entire Italian peninsula except for the French-garrisoned Papal States and the Austrian controlled northeast. On March 17 the Kingdom of Italy was proclaimed, with the former Victor Emmanuel of Sardinia as its ruler.

Main Events

South Carolina secedes from US

US state of South Carolina declares its secession from the Union as the "Republic of South Carolina"

Francis II of the Two Sicilies surrenders to Garibaldi at Gaeta

Kingdom of Italy proclaimed with Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia as King

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