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Count Cesare Balbo (1789–1853)

Balbo, Count Cesare (bäl’bō). An Italian statesman, historian, and publicist; born at Turin, Nov. 21, 1789; died there, June 3, 1853. A moderate and liberal patriot, he became prominent in the revolutionary disturbances of 1848, being premier of Sardinia in that year. He wrote: ‘Life of Dante’ (1839); ‘Hopes of Italy’ (1843), advocating Italian independence; ‘History of Italy’ (1849), which takes high rank.