Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.
Garibaldi embarked an army known as the "Thousand Red Shirts", from the port of Genoa, and with the support of the king. It was well received by the Sicilians Palermo rebels immediately joined the "Thousand Red Shirts".
Garibaldi, Giuseppe (1807-1882) The foremost military figure and popular hero of the age of Italian unification.
Garibaldi proclaimed himself dictator of Sicily and went to Naples. King Francis II had to flee away, raking soles, and took refuge in the Papal States.
Garibaldi, who was the sword of Italian unification, went to seize Rome.
And, in 1860, when Garibaldi rode out to Teano to hail Victor Emanuel II as king of a united Italy, he wore Anita's striped scarf over his South American poncho.
Piedmontese authorities (Kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia) managed to stop the advance of Garibaldi on the apartments of Pope Pius IX.
King Victor Emmanuel meets Garibaldi and receives the southern kingdom of the Two Siciles into the newly united Kingdom of Italy, 26 October 1860.
The October 26, 1860, Giuseppe Garibaldi offers its appreciation to Vittorio Emanuele II, the king of Italy, are in the municipality of Teano and shake hands to seal the second stage and the Italian unit.