- the period of or the movement for the liberation and unification of Italy 1750–1870.
- (lowercase) any period or instance of rebirth or renewed activity; resurgence: The company's risorgimento surprised Wall Street observers.
Origin of Risorgimento
Related Words for risorgimentoresurgence, recovery, rejuvenation, renewal, renaissance, restoration, revitalization, resurrection, rebirth, regeneration, reactivation, resuscitation, renascence, revivification, quickening, cheering, awakening, consolation, invigoration, recrudescence
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Contemporary Examples of risorgimento
Whatever view you take of the merits of the Risorgimento - is there any other historical subject that so rewards curiosity?David Frum's Book Club: The Pursuit of Italy
March 17, 2012
Historical Examples of risorgimento
The spirit, the life, the very soul of the Risorgimento had nothing Italian in it.Riviera Towns
Herbert Adams Gibbons
Yes—one of those young, fierce soldiers of the Risorgimento.
If I ever write another book of verse, I shall call it 'Risorgimento.'
Her new volume of poems, Risorgimento, had come out that April.
It was not a "resurrection" but a "risorgimento" that she longed for.
- the period of and the movement for the political unification of Italy in the 19th century
Word Origin for Risorgimento
1889, "movement which led to the unification and independence of Italy," Italian, literally "uprising" (of Italy against Austria, c.1850-60), from risorgere, from Latin resurgere (see resurgent).