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Equestrian Statue of General Giuseppe Missori, Milan, Italy
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vraatja
N 45° 27.665 E 009° 11.285
32T E 514704 N 5034190
Quick Description: The monument to Giuseppe Missori – Patriot, Garibaldi’s follower and civil Councillor in Milan – was inaugurated on the 7th May 1916.
Location: Lombardia, Italy
Date Posted: 10/27/2010 4:45:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMA0M8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member condor1
Views: 18

Long Description:
Generale Giusepe Missori

Giusepe Missori was a patriot who took part in Milan’s Five Days (1848), the Second War of Independence, the Expedition of the Thousand (he saved Garibaldi’s life in Milazzo in 1859) and the Aspromonte campaign. The weary horse in the monument (to which some minor changes were made) was formerly part of a work called Waterloo which was presented ten years earlier at the Sempione Exposition. The monument, which is the work of the sculptor Riccardo Ripamonti, was inaugurated in 1916. The engraving on the stone is badly corroded and practically illegible.

Giuseppe Missori was born in Moscow on 11th June 1829. His parents were Bolognese and he spent most of his life in Milan. He frequented Milan’s beau monde up to 1848 when he gave up his comfortable and flamboyant lifestyle to fight with the Lombard Volunteers. He was a young man with firm Republican principles and considered Mazzini his mentor and Garibaldi his hero. In 1859he joined Garibaldi’s Guide a Cavallo horse guards where he distinguished himself, ending up an officer.
Identity of Rider: General Giuseppe Missori

Name of artist: Riccardo Ripamonti

Date of Dedication: 1916

Material: Bronze

Unusual Features: "weary" horse was originally part of another statue called "Waterloo" :-)

Position: All Hooves Planted

Identity of Horse: Not listed

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