"my essay on Cavour and the Risorgimento"
Camillo Benso di Cavour
Public DomainCamillo Benso di Cavour - Credit: Léopold Ernest Mayer & Pierre Louis Pierson

  Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, Count of Cavour, created the political newspaper ‘Il Risorgimento’ (‘The Resurgence’) in December 1847, with his contemporary, Cesare Balbo.

Cavour was a key political player, and one of many who led the way towards Italian unification. He died in 1861, just three months before Rome and Venice were included within the new Italy.

He founded the Italian Liberal Party, and later became Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia.