- Agostino (aɡoˈstiːno). 1813–87, Italian statesman; prime minister (1876–78; 1878–79; 1881–87). His policy led to the Triple Alliance (1882) between Italy, Austria-Hungary, and Germany
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The programme of Depretis corresponded only in part to these expectations.
Depretis then succeeded in recomposing the Cairoli cabinet without Cairoli, Mancini being placed at the foreign office.
Depretis took occasion to deny, in a form scarcely courteous, the probability of the visit.
Within four months the death of Depretis (29th July 1887) opened for Crispi the way to the premiership.
The internal situation inherited by Crispi from Depretis was very unsatisfactory.