A provisional government was formed, led by Ubaldino Peruzzi, and was strengthened on the 8th of May by the inclusion of Baron Bettino Ricasoli, a man of great force of character, who became the real head of the administration, and all through the ensuing critical period aimed unswervingly at Italian unity.
Bettino, Baron Ricasoli >>
BETTINO RICASOLI, Baron (1809-1880), Italian statesman, was born at Broglio on the 19th of March 1809.
See Tabarrini and Gotti, Lettere e documenti del barone Bettino Ricasoli, 10 vols.
1861); Gotti, Vita del barone Bettino Ricasoli (ibid.