"She had been an admirer of Garibaldi"
Equestrian statue of Garibaldi in Genova
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeEquestrian statue of Garibaldi in Genova - Credit: Twice25/Rinina25, Wikimedia Commons

 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.

Garibaldi biscuits
Creative Commons Attribution Share AlikeGaribaldi biscuits - Credit: James F. Carter, Wikimedia Commons