Ricciotti Garibaldi

Ricciotti Garibaldi (24 February 1847 - 17 July 1924) was an Italian soldier, the fourth son of Giuseppe Garibaldi and Anita Garibaldi.

Ricciotti Garibaldi
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Ricciotti Garibaldi
Born(1847-02-24)24 February 1847
Montevideo, Uruguay
Died17 July 1924(1924-07-17) (aged 77)
Riofreddo, Italy
Allegiance United Kingdom
 Mexico
 Italy
RankBrigadier-general
Commands heldCommander of Garibaldi Legion
Battles/wars
Spouse(s)Harriet Constance Hopcraft
Relations

BiographyEdit

Born in Montevideo, he was named in honour of Nicola Ricciotti who had been executed during the failed expedition of the Bandiera Brothers against the Kingdom of Naples. He spent much of his youth in Nice, Caprera and England.

In 1866, alongside his father, he took part in the Battle of Bezzecca (1866) and the Battle of Mentana (1867); in 1870, during his father's expedition in support to France during the Franco-Prussian War, he fought for the Army of the Vosges, during which he occupied Châtillon and, at Pouilly, during the fr:Bataille de Dijon (1870) (Battle of Dijon), captured the sole Prussian flag lost during the war.

After a failed attempt to create market enterprises in America and Australia, he was a deputy in the Italian Parliament from 1887 to 1890. In the Turkish-Greek War in 1897, he fought with the Greek Army against the Ottomans with other Garibaldines.

Of his six sons, five including Peppino (Giuseppe II.,1879–1950) and Ezio Garibaldi were soldiers in World War I. He also had a daughter, Anita, who died in 1962.

He died in Rome in 1924.

Family treeEdit

Giuseppe GaribaldiAna Maria de Jesus Ribeiro da Silva
Domenico Menotti GaribaldiRosa "Rosita" GaribaldiTeresa "Teresita" GaribaldiRicciotti GaribaldiHarriet Constance Hopcraft
Peppino GaribaldiCostante GaribaldiAnita Italia GaribaldiEzio GaribaldiBruno GaribaldiRicciotti Garibaldi Jr.Menotti Garibaldi Jr.Sante Garibaldi

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