Treviso: Antonio Mattei

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Located along the historic Via Calmaggiore is a stone plaque dedicated to the memory of Antonio Mattei. Antonio was an Italian soldier and politician who died in 1883 aged 43 years. He was a volunteer member of the Sharpshooters in the Sardinian Army and fought in the War of Independence. He returned to his home town of Treviso in 1866 to join Garibaldi’s volunteers in Tyrol. In 1882, he entered the Chamber of Deputies for the College of Treviso and was elected by the National Congress of Som to the Steering Committee. The plaque bears testament to his life fighting for the freedom of Italian citizens.

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