GIACOMO MEDICI (1817-1882) ,
See also:Italian patriot and soldier, was
See also:born at Milan in
See also:January 1817 . Exiled in 1836, he fought in Spain against the Carlists between 1836 and 1840, and in 1846 joined
See also:Garibaldi at
See also:Montevideo . Returning to Italy with Garibaldi in 1848, he raised a
See also:company of
See also:volunteers to fight against
See also:Austria, and commanded the volunteer vanguard in
See also:Lombardy, proceeding thence to Rome, where, he gained distinction by defending the " Vascello," a position near the Porta
See also:San Pancrazio, against the French . During the
See also:siege of Rome he himself was wounded . In the wa,r of 1859 he commanded a volunteer regiment, and was sent by Cavour into
See also:Tirol . In 186o he tried in vain to dissuade Garibaldi from the
See also:Marsala expedition, but, after his chief's departure, he sailed for
See also:Sicily with the second expedition, taking
See also:part in the whole
See also:campaign, during which he forced
See also:Messina to capitulate after an eight days' siege: Joining the
See also:regular army, he was appointed military commandant of Palermo, in which capacity he facilitated the abortive campaign of Garibaldi in 1862 . In 1866 he commanded the division which invaded Tirol, but the effect of his victories was neutralized by the conclusion of peace . Returning to Palermo he did
See also:work in restoring
See also:order in Sicily . He became a senator in 187o, and
See also:marquis of the " Vascello " and first aide-de-
See also:camp to the
See also:king in 1876 . He died on the 9th of
See also:March 1882 .
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