Emilio Visconti-Venosta, marchese di

Visconti-Venosta, Emilio, marchese di (āmēˈlyō märkāˈzā dē vēskônˈtē-vānôˈstä) [key], 1829–1914, Italian patriot and statesman. At first a follower of Giuseppe Mazzini, he broke with him after the unsuccessful revolution of 1853 in Milan and became a supporter of Camillo Benso di Cavour. He held the foreign ministry several times in rightist cabinets between 1863 and 1901 and was especialy noteworthy for promoting friendly relations with France between 1896 and 1901, as well as while serving as Italy's representative to the Algeciras Conference (1906).

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