Italian Unification (1859-1924). Vote for annexation of the
Italian Unification (1859-1924). Francis II, king of the Two Sicilies (1859-1860) was forced to abdicate, while a plebiscite (21-22 October 1860) sanctioned the union of the Two Sicilies to the new Kingdom of Italy. Vote for the annexation of the Two Sicilies kingdom to the Italy Kingdom in a room at the University of Naples. Engraving from 'L'Illustration Journal Universel'.
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Francesco II Abdicates
Francesco II, king of the two Sicilies, accepts defeat, abdicates, and takes refuge in the Quirinal palace at Rome, still under papal rule thanks to Napoleon's intervention.
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