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Giuseppe Mazzini

Giuseppe Mazzini was an Italian activist and leader who worked tirelessly for the unification of Italy. Committed towards the cause of free, independent, republic and united Italy, Mazzini gave his life for a vision that he held for his country. Together with Giuseppe Garibaldi, Camillo Benso di Cavour, and Victor Emmanuel II, Mazzini is considered one of the 'patron saints' of the Italian Risorgimento. Ever since the emergence of the name of Mazzini in the political circles, his revolutionary activities were an eyesore for the government, due to which he was forced to exile in 1831. However, not the one to be easily disappointed, Mazzini began to recruit followers and organize uprisings against the rulers of the various Italian states. His newly founded association, Young Italy, attracted Italian political exiles from across the continents. Unlike other revolutionaries and activist, Mazzini did not aim for Italian national unity alone. He wanted to bring an end to the Austrian hegemony in Italy and the temporal powers of the Pope. In addition to this, he even aimed for Italian unity, republicanism, democracy, and the liberation of all oppressed peoples. He believed in the fact that neither pope nor king has the infinite power to open the way of the future, which remains in the hands of God and his people alone. He wanted to free Italy of its various rulers and establish a democratic unitary republic with its capital in Rome.

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