Rattazzi, Urbano

Rattazzi, Urbano o͞orbä´nō rät-tät´tsē [key], 1808–73, Italian premier (1862, 1867). A leader of the left in the Sardinian parliament, he was briefly (1849) minister of the interior and later held cabinet posts as a strong supporter of Cavour until the two quarreled (1857). Rattazzi was again minister of the interior (1859–60). After the unification of Italy in 1861, he was twice premier both his resignations as premier arose from trouble with Garibaldi, who attempted to take Rome during Rattazzi's premierships.

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