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Cavour was born in Turin Peidmont on the 1st of August 1810 In 1826 Cavour was an lieutenant of the Sardinian Army After Cavour resigned his commission in 1831 he started getting interested in Politics Cavour used his knowledge for the familys estates and greatly raised their productivity He also promoted the modernsation in industry by using new railways and steam ships In January 1848 there was a mass of unrest in support of liberalism and constitutionalism in Sicily then included in a Kingdom with Naples also known as the kingdom of the Two Scillies In reaction to these events Cavour urged constitutional reform in Piedmont King Charles Albert awarded a Charter of Liberties to his kingdom on February 8th Across Western Europe the year 1848 was the year of revolution In the German states many rulers had awarded the constitutions News reached on march 19th Turin that Milan was in revolution against the Austrian Empire and Cavour urged that Charles Albert order the Sardinian army to support the Milanese revolution On 25th March the Sardinian kingdom declared war on the Austrian Empire Cavour became a member of the Sardinian chamber in 1849 The Sardinian and Italian forces were overthrown by a resurgent Austrian Empire at a major battle of Novara in March 1849 In the July 1849 elections related with this succession Cavour was again returned to the chamber of deputies Cavour made a speech in the chamber on the 7th of March 1850 where he suggested that Piedmont gathering to itself all the living forces of Italy would soon be in a position to lead our mother-country to the high destinies to which she is called In November 1852 Cavour was invited to lead a new ministry
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