Italy, 200 Lire 1982

Italy, 200 Lire 1982

ID Number: BB26-0401
Category: Stamps (Single)
Description: Italy, 200 Lire 1982
Country or State: Italy
Year: 02.06.1982
Period: Republic (2 June 1946 - present)
Head of State/Ruler: Alessandro Pertini (7th President of Italy)
Reign: 9 July 1978 – 29 June 1985
Face Value: 200 ₤ - Italian lira
Subject/Theme: Centenary of the death of Giuseppe Garibaldi: Portrait of Giuseppe Garibaldi
Legend: GIUSEPPE GARIBALDI 1807 - 1882
Designer: Stampato da: I.P.Z.S. Roma
Edge: 13¼×14
Dimensions (B x H): 30 x 40 mm
Release: 5,000,000
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Other Catalog Number: Michel IT 1802
Unificato IT 1605
Yvert et Tellier IT 1534
Stanley Gibbons IT 1760
Stamp Number IT 1518
State of Conservation: Extremely Fine (XF)

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Giuseppe Garibaldi, born 4 July, 1807 in Nice (French Empire), died 2 June, 1882 in Caprera (Kingdom of Italy), was an Italian general, politician and patriot. He is considered, with Camillo Cavour, Victor Emmanuel II and Giuseppe Mazzini, as one of Italy's "fathers of the fatherland".

Garibaldi is a fundamental character of the Italian Risorgimento, since he personally commanded and fought in many military campaigns that led eventually to the formation of unified Italy. He generally tried to act on behalf of a legitimate power, which does not make him exactly a revolutionary: for example, he was appointed general by the provisional government of Milan in 1848, General of the Roman Republic in 1849 by the Minister of War, and led the Expedition of the Thousand on behalf and with the consent of Victor Emmanuel II.

It is dubbed as the "Hero of Two Worlds" because of his military enterprises which he conducted in both South America and Europe. These earned him a considerable reputation both in Italy and abroad.