Giuseppe Garibaldi

Italian general, patriot, and republican (1807–1882)

Giuseppe Garibaldi was an Italian soldier who is best known for the unification of Italy.

Garibaldi in 1866.

Garibaldi led the navy of the breakaway Riograndense Republic in southern Brazil until it was defeated in 1839. He escaped and led the navy of Uruguay to victory. Later, inspired by Giuseppe Mazzini, he fought for Italian unification. He led a group called the Redshirts through the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies to bring different kingdoms in Italy together in 1860.