- Town:Buenos Aires
Year of creation:1904
- Rider(s):Garibaldi, Giuseppe
In his twenties, Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882) joined the patriot revolutionaries. After a failed insurrection, he fled to South America, where he took part in some civil wars and where he married his wife, Anita. Garibaldi returned to Italy in 1848.
Garibaldi met Ana Ribeiro da Silva (1821–1849), commonly known as Anita, in 1839 during his South American wars, and they fought alongside each other. The couple married in Montevideo in 1842 and they had four children. Anita, a skilled horsewoman, taught Garibaldi about the gaucho culture of southern Brazil and Uruguay. Around this time, he adopted his trademark clothing, which consisted of the red shirt, poncho and sombrero commonly worn by the gauchos. Anita, who was carrying her fifth child, died in 1849 near Comacchio during the epic march following the defeat in Rome.
Garibaldi has been dubbed the ‘Hero of the Two Worlds’ in tribute to his military expeditions in both South America and Europe
- Sculptor(s):Maccagnani, Eugenio