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Giuseppe Mazzini (1805—1872) politician, thinker, and teacher



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An Italian patriotic society. Formed in 1831 by Giuseppe Mazzini and 40 other Italian exiles in Marseilles, it set out to replace earlier secret societies, such as the Carbonari as a prime force in the Risorgimento. Its significance lay in the kindling of national consciousness and thus contributed towards Italian unification.

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