Giacomo Medici (general)
Giacomo Medici, Marchese del Vascello (15 January 1817 – 9 March 1882) was an Italian patriot and soldier.
In 1849 he served with the army of the Roman Republic, fighting in defence of the Villa Vascello, near the Porta San Pancrazio, for which he was later awarded of the gold medal and the title of Marchese del Vascello.
During the Second War of Italian Independence in 1859, he joined Garibaldi's Hunters of the Alps, received the command of a battalion, and distinguished himself in the Battle of Varese. The following year, he participated in the expedition of "The Thousand" (I Mille), fighting in the Battle of Milazzo, at Messina, and in the Battle of the Volturno.
In the new Kingdom of Italy, Medici was several times deputy and senator. He died in Rome on March 9, 1882.
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