Roman Republic of 1849

Roman Republic of 1849

 

a republic proclaimed in the Papal States during the Revolution of 1848–49 in Italy. It was a bourgeois-democratic republic, judging from the nature of its reforms. G. Mazzini and G. Garibaldi were its leaders. The republic fell victim to foreign (mainly French) interventionists.

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Pisacane, former chief-of-staff of the army in Mazzini's Roman republic of 1849, had become a martyr in the cause of Italian unification with his doomed Sapri expedition of 1857 to oust the Neapolitan Bourbons, anticipating Giuseppe Garibaldi's more successful effort by some three years.