See also:Italian general and statesman, was
See also:born at
See also:Mondovi in Piedmont . He was implicated in the revolutionary movements of 1831 and 1832, after which he was obliged to take
See also:refuge abroad . He served in the Belgian army, taking
See also:part in the war of 1832, and fought in
See also:Portugal in 1833 . The following
See also:year he entered the service of Spain, when he fought in various
See also:campaigns, and was promoted colonel in 1838 . After a
See also:short stay in France he returned to Italy and identified himself with the Liberal
See also:movement; he became an active journalist, and founded a newspaper called L' Opinione in 1847 . In 1848 he was one of those who asked
See also:Albert for the constitution . On the outbreak of the war with
See also:Austria he took command of the Lombard
See also:volunteers as major-general, and in the
See also:campaign of 1849 he was aide-de-
See also:camp to the king . He was elected member of the first Piedmontese parliament and was a strenuous supporter of Cavour; during the
See also:Crimean campaign he took General La Marmora's place as war
See also:minister . In 1855 he was nominated senator,
See also:lieutenant-general in 1856,
See also:ambassador at Constantinople in 1859, and minister for
See also:foreign affairs in the Rattazzi
See also:cabinet two years later . He was
See also:president of the
See also:senate from 1884 to 1887, after which year he retired from the army . He died in 1894 . His
See also:brother, GIOVANNI
See also:DURANDO (1804-1869), was in early
See also:life driven into
See also:exile on account of his Liberal opinions .
He served in the armies ofBelgium, Portugal and Spain, distinguishing himself in many engagements . Returning to Italy on the out-break of the revolution of 1848, he was appointed
See also:commander of a division of the pontifical forces, and fought against the Austrians in
See also:Venetia until the fall of
See also:Vicenza, when he returned to Piedmont as major-general . In the campaign of 1849 he commanded the first Piedmontese division; he subsequently served in the
See also:Crimea, in the war of 1859, and in that of 1866 as commander of the I . Army
See also:Corps . In 1867 he was appointed president of the supreme military and
See also:naval tribunal .
GUILLAUME DURAND (d. 1334)
I am searching for proof that some Spurs I have are from an Italian Military man. I was told all my life that the Spurs were from a many time Grandfather of mine. I need to connect these wonderful old spurs to the Officer, than I want to donate them to a Military Museum in Italy. they are not for sale. any help into this matter would be welcome. I have traced my Grandfather Durando to Catamia Italy. Born 1869 Would be wonderful if I could locate a painting or drawing with him on a horse with the spurs on his boots, way too much to ask for but I can hope!
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