Monument to Italy's First Prime Minister
The monument to the great statesman Camillo Cavour (1810-61), which stands in Piazza Cavour, was created by the sculptor Stefano Galletti (1832-1905) between 1885 and 1895.
The monument was unveiled by King Umberto I (r. 1878-1900) on September 24th, 1895, as part of the celebrations for the 25th anniversary of the liberation of Rome (September 20th, 1870).
The base of the monument is adorned with a number of allegorical bronze statues. On the south side, Italy & Rome; on the west and east sides, Thought & Action; and on the north side, Force.
Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour, was a leading figure in the movement for Italian unification. He served, albeit briefly, as the first prime minister of the Kingdom of Italy, which was founded in March, 1861.
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