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July 4, 1807 - June 2, 1882
Part 5 of 7: In the Austro-Prussian War and Afterward
Continued from part 4
Italy did annex Venetia, though this was due not to its own military prowess but to Prussia's. Garibaldi's success in Trentino was for nought.
Garibaldi now led a political party that agitated for the capture of Rome, the peninsula's ancient capital. In 1867, he again marched on the city, but the Papal army, supported by a French auxiliary force, proved a match for his badly-armed volunteers. He was taken prisoner, held captive for a time, and then again returned to Caprera. French troops withdrew from Rome in 1870, and the Italians captured the Papal States without Garibaldi's assistance.
During the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-1871, he led a force of volunteers in support of the new French republic.
This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Giuseppe Garibaldi".
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