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Cavour, Camillo Benso di
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(count; Aug 10, 1810, Turin – Jun 6, 1881, Turin) was the son of a noble Piedmontese family who entered the Accademia militare in 1820 and was introduced at court in 1824. Studies in economics followed. From 1835 onward, he traveled throughout England (showing interest in the Poor Law), France (Paris), Switzerland (Geneva), and Belgium. The year 1829 marked the beginning of a rationalistic crisis that alienated him from reactionary culture and its affiliated circles. He assumed the management of his family's agricultural holdin…

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Alberigo, Giuseppe, “Cavour, Camillo Benso di”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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