Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) was a soldier and politician. He played a significant role in the unification of Italy and is considered one of the country's national heroes.
During a lengthy career, he fought in various military campaigns, including the Uruguayan Civil War, the First and Second Wars of Italian Independence and the Austro-Prussian War of 1866.
On a less illustrious note, he has also given his name to a type of biscuit and a type of beard.
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