Ca·mil·lo Ben·so di [kah-meel-law ben-saw dee] /kɑˈmil lɔ ˈbɛn sɔ di/, 1810–61, Italian statesman: leader in the unification of Italy.
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Conte Camillo Benso di (kaˈmillo ˈbɛnzo di).1810–61, Italian statesman and premier of Piedmont-Sardinia (1852–59; 1860–61): a leader of the movement for the unification of Italy
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