Machiavelli later quoted four verses from Italia Mia in The Prince , which looked forward to a political leader who would unite Italy "to free her from the barbarians ". The Italian campaigns of the French Revolutionary Wars destroyed the old structures of feudalism in Italy and introduced modern ideas and efficient legal authority; it provided much of the intellectual force and social capital that fueled unification movements for decades after it collapsed in And He is the head of the body, the Church, Who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things He may hold the primacy:

They assembled a band of about twenty men ready to sacrifice their lives, and set sail on their venture on 12 June As Napoleon's reign began to fail, the rulers he had installed tried to keep their thrones among them:

An armistice was agreed to, and Radetzky regained control of all of Lombardy-Venetia save Venice itself, where the Republic of San Marco was proclaimed under Daniele Manin. Greater Alleluia Alleluia, alleluia. The insurrection in Milan succeeded in expelling the Austrian garrison after five days of street fights — 18—22 March Cinque giornate di Milano.