Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora

Alfonso Ferrero La Marmora

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alfonso Ferrero, Cavaliere La M rmora (November 18, 1804 - January 5, 1878) was an Italian general and statesman. His brother Alessandro La Marmora founded the branch of the Italian army now called the Bersaglieri. Born in Turin, he entered the Sardinian army in 1823, and was a captain in March 1848, when he gained distinction and the rank of major at the siege of Peschiera. On August 5, 1848 he liberated Charles Albert of Sardinia, from a revolutionary mob in Milan, and in October was promoted general and appointed Minister of War. After suppressing the revolt of Genoa in 1849, he again assumed in November 1849 the portfolio of war, which, save during the period of his command of the Crimean expedition, he retained until 1859. He took part in the war of 1859 against Austria; and in July of that year succeeded Cavour in the premiership.show more

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  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 10mm | 259g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135732374
  • 9786135732375