The hero of Italian Risorgimento Giuseppe Garibaldi died on 2 June 1882 on the Caprera island. For many municipal authorities, every other consideration apart, this event started a race to erect a monument to the Hero of the Two Worlds in their own quickly renamed “Piazza Garibaldi”.
If Tuscans were timely with their tributes, the Italian-American community of New York was even more so: the Garibaldi monument in Washington Square Park, a work by the sculptor Giovanni Turini, was dedicated on 4 June 1888.
See also: Garibaldi
External links: Garibaldi (Rome) - Garibaldi (Paris) - Garibaldi (New York) - Garibaldi (Venice)