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Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour

1810 - 1861

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Camillo Paolo Filippo Giulio Benso, Count of Cavour, Isolabella and Leri (Italian pronunciation: [kaˈmillo ˈbɛnso]; 10 August 1810 – 6 June 1861), generally known as the Count of Cavour ( kə-VOOR; Italian: Conte di Cavour [ˈkonte di kaˈvur]) or simply Cavour, was an Italian politician, businessman, economist and noble, and a leading figure in the movement towards Italian unification. He was one of the leaders of the Historical Right and Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Sardinia, a position he maintained (except for a six-month resignation) throughout the Second Italian War of Independence and Giuseppe Garibaldi's campaigns to unite Italy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour has received more than 1,039,235 page views. His biography is available in 73 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour is the 600th most popular politician (up from 692nd in 2019), the 274th most popular biography from Italy (up from 305th in 2019) and the 43rd most popular Italian Politician.

Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour was a politician who served as the Prime Minister of Piedmont-Sardinia, a position he held three times. His most famous accomplishment was leading the unification of Italy.

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Among politicians, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour ranks 600 out of 15,577Before him are Darius II, Hans Frank, Ivan III of Russia, Ptolemy XIV of Egypt, Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, and Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor. After him are Philip the Good, Christian IX of Denmark, Yongzheng Emperor, Frederick IX of Denmark, Gorm the Old, and Taejo of Goryeo.

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Among people born in 1810, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour ranks 4Before him are Frédéric Chopin, Robert Schumann, and Pope Leo XIII. After him are P. T. Barnum, Theodor Schwann, Alfred de Musset, Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies, Éliphas Lévi, Ferdinand Philippe, Duke of Orléans, Alexandre Colonna-Walewski, and Princess Marianne of the Netherlands. Among people deceased in 1861, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour ranks 5Before him are Albert, Prince Consort, Abdulmejid I, Frederick William IV of Prussia, and Taras Shevchenko. After him are Xianfeng Emperor, Friedrich Carl von Savigny, Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld, Pedro V of Portugal, Lola Montez, Pavel Jozef Šafárik, and Eugène Scribe.

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Among people born in Italy, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour ranks 274 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Benedict XIII (1649), Pope John VIII (820), Cimabue (1240), Tommaso Campanella (1568), Pope Eugene III (1080), and Pope Adrian I (700). After him are Pope Alexander I (100), Pope Fabian (200), Catiline (-109), Marsilio Ficino (1433), Paolo Uccello (1475), and Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700).


Among politicians born in Italy, Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour ranks 43Before him are Didius Julianus (133), Giuseppe Mazzini (1805), Sonia Gandhi (1946), Sergio Mattarella (1941), Valentinian III (419), and Umberto II of Italy (1904). After him are Catiline (-109), Lucius Tarquinius Priscus (-700), Tiberius Gracchus (-163), Charles IV of Spain (1748), Gaius Cassius Longinus (-87), and Aldo Moro (1916).