Daniele Manin

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Manin, Daniele


Born May 13, 1804, in Venice; died Sept. 22, 1857, in Paris. Figure in the Italian Risorgimento.

Manin was a lawyer by profession. In 1846 and 1847, when Venice was under Austrian rule, Manin led the bourgeois liberal movement that called for Venetian autonomy within the Austrian Empire. During the Revolution of 1848-49, he directed the anti-Austrian rebellion in Venice. After the victory of the rebellion and the proclamation of a republic, he headed the republican governments. Manin was extremely popular among the Venetian poor. However, during the Austrian intervention, Manin failed to rely on the masses. He appealed to the governments of Great Britain, France, and Piedmont for assistance and rejected the demand of the left republicans for a shift to a policy of active defense. After the fall of the republic in August 1849, he emigrated. In 1854 he renounced his republican ideals and supported the struggle for the national independence and unity of Italy under the aegis of the Piedmont monarchy.

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So, back to the Accademia bridge to cross again to the other side until I came to the opening commemorating Daniele Manin, patriot of the 1849 uprising to free Venice from its Austrian occupiers.
For who today knows about events in Venice a century and a half ago, or has heard of Daniele Manin, let alone Nicolo Tommaseo?
Trevelyan published Manin and the Venetian Revolution of 1848 in 1923; Daniel Ginsborg's Daniele Manin and the Revolution of 1848-1849 appeared more than a half century later.
Daniele Manin, on the other hand, for all his intelligence, strength of character, and oratorical abilities did not fit the heroic model.
Leone Serena was a Venetian patriot, a shipping and insurance broker by profession, who played a part in the defence of the Venetian Republic in 1848-49 at the side of Daniele Manin. (1) He was a member of the Comitato di pubblica vigilanza, set up on 18 August 1848, to uncover and forestall conspiracies against the state.
(5) They spent some time in Marseilles, Paris, and Antwerp, and one suspects that Carla Serena had connections in Antwerp, for, in addition to a letter from there sent by Leone Serena to Antonio Perissinotti on 6 November 1849 and another to Daniele Manin on 24 January 1854, there was an application of 11 October 1854 to the Austrian Government in Venice ('I.
The fact that he collaborated with Manin and was exiled in 1849 is also mentioned by Paul Ginsborg, Daniele Manin and the Venetian Revolution of 1848-49 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979).
(3) Documents et pieces authentiques laisses par Daniele Manin, trans.