51. Vincenzo Fardella (1808 – 1889)

Born in Trapani, Fardella was Count and Marquis of Torrearsa. Protagonist of the Italian Risorgimento, during the 16 months Sicilian revolution of 1848, Fardella was President of the Sicilian Parliament. At the end of the revolution, he went to exile (in Turin, London and Nice) to then move back to Sicily in 1860 following the expedition of Giuseppe Garibaldi’s “Expedition of the Thousand”. During the Dictatorship of Garibaldi, Farrell covered the role of was minister. In 1861 he was elected Member of Italian Parliament and soon after appointed Senator of the Kingdom.

In 1870, after the “capture of Rome”, he was elected president of the Senate of Italy.

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