• I was an Italian patriot born in Genoa.
  • I was outraged at the absorption of the Genoese republic into the kingdom of Sardinia in 1815.
  • As a result I joined revolutionary university students.
  • In 1829 I became a member of the Carbonari, a secret republican society.
  • I was one of the leaders of the Risorgimento – the Reawakening – during which I strove to unite Italy and free her from Austrian rule.
  • My work of Italian unification was largely completed by Giuseppe Garibadi.
  • I was greatly admired by Woodrow Wilson, Lloyd George and Gandhi.

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