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Cavour Explained

Cavour at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Italian statesman, leading figure of the Risorgimento. Born in Turin, Piedmont, he was influenced by revolutionary ideas from an early age. After travels to Paris and London, in 1847 he founded the liberal newspaper Il Risorgimento, and he helped persuade Charles Albert to grant a liberal constitution. Elected to Parliament in 1848, Cavour held several cabinet posts before becoming prime minister of Piedmont (1852-59, 1860-61). His exploitation of international rivalries and of revolutionary movements brought about the unification of Italy under the House of Savoy, with himself as the first prime minister of the new kingdom (1861).