Massimo d'Azeglio, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Massimo d'Azeglio

Italian statesman, novelist and painter

Date of Birth: 24-Oct-1798

Place of Birth: Turin, Piedmont, Italy

Date of Death: 15-Jan-1866

Profession: writer, politician, diplomat, historian, painter, short story writer

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Massimo d'Azeglio

  • Massimo Taparelli, Marquess of Azeglio (24 October 1798 – 15 January 1866), commonly called Massimo d'Azeglio (Italian: ['massimo tapa'r?lli dad'dz???o, -dze??o]), was a Piedmontese-Italian statesman, novelist and painter.
  • He was Prime Minister of Sardinia for almost three years, until his rival Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour succeeded him.
  • D'Azeglio was a moderate liberal who hoped for a federal union between Italian states.
  • As Prime Minister, he consolidated the parliamentary system, getting the young king to accept his constitutional status, and worked hard for a peace treaty with Austria.
  • Although himself a Roman Catholic, he introduced freedom of worship, supported public education, and sought to reduce the power of the clergy in local political affairs.
  • As senator, following the annexation of the United Provinces of Central Italy, Azeglio attempted to reconcile the Vatican with the new Italian Kingdom.
  • His brother Luigi Taparelli D’Azeglio was a Jesuit priest.

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