Attilio Bandiera

Attilio Bandiera

Birth
Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Death 23 Jul 1844 (aged 34)
Provincia di Cosenza, Calabria, Italy
Burial Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Veneto, Italy
Memorial ID 11118608 · View Source
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Italian Patriot. Along with his brother Emilio, they were sons of Baron Francesco Bandiera, an admiral in the Austro-Hungarian Navy. They also belonged to the Austro-Hungarian Navy, but from an early age they wanted Italian freedom and unity, and corresponded with members of La Giovine Italia, a patriotic and revolutionary society. They began to spread propaganda among the men of the Austrian navy, and planned to seize a warship, but they were betrayed and fled to Corfu. Rumours reached them of trouble in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. The brothers formed a group men ready to sacrifice their lives and set sail on June 12, 1844. They landed near Cotrone and planned to liberate the political prisoners, but they were betrayed by one of their party. They were all taken prisoner and escorted to Cosenza where all of them, except for the one who had betrayed them, were condemned to death. On the 23rd of July the brothers and their nine companions were executed. The effect of this was felt throughout Italy and the brothers were considered to be martyrs.

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  • Find A Grave Memorial 11118608
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Attilio Bandiera (24 May 1810–23 Jul 1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11118608, citing Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, Venice, Città Metropolitana di Venezia, Veneto, Italy ; Maintained by Find A Grave .