Two Sicilies


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Two Sic·i·lies

 (to͞o sĭs′ə-lēz)
A former kingdom comprising Sicily and the historic kingdom of Naples. The two territories were ruled jointly at various times and were united in 1816. Garibaldi conquered the kingdom in 1860 and annexed it to Italy.

Two Sicilies

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(Placename) the Two Sicilies a former kingdom of S Italy, consisting of the kingdoms of Sicily and Naples (1061–1860)

Two′ Sic′ilies


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a former kingdom in Sicily and S Italy that existed intermittently from 1130 to 1861.
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By the end of the War of Austrian Succession, in 1748, the Spanish Infante Charles had been ensconced as King of the Two Sicilies and his younger brother Philip entered Parma as its new reigning duke.
The awardwinning Kingdom of Two Sicilies pistachio flavour is to die for.
So powerful and controversial had the Jesuits become that they were expelled from the Portuguese Empire in 1759, from France in 1764, from the two Sicilies, Malta and Parma and the Spanish Empire in 1767, and finally from Austria and Hungary in 1782.
Seeking remediation to the lack of diversity of the local cuisine, and to internationalize the Neapolitan palate, the young Queen called many of the time's most celebrated chefs to the capital of the Kingdom of two Sicilies. Their task was to evolve the culinary palette of Neapolitan nobles and crown's subjects, and to color the local cuisine with the tastes, the flavors and the ingredients of French, German, English and even Asian cuisines.
Despite a few minor disturbances to public order, in which a few of the city's less savory inhabitants took advantage of the tremors as a pretext to loot a few stores and even to briefly proclaim a Republic (Foreign Correspondence, 1858: 19-20), the Bourbon King Ferdinand II of the Two Sicilies could breathe a sigh of relief that his capital, all too often the target of Vulcan's fiery wrath, had been spared the worst of Neptune's seismic remonstrations.
Think again!" Are France with the Basques, Bretons and Auvergnards; Italy with Piedmont and the Two Sicilies; Spain with the Catalonians and Belgium with the Flemish likely to welcome the precedent set by Scottish secession?
Till 1859 Italy was made up of eight separate states such as the Kingdom of Two Sicilies comprising Sicily and southern Italy, Papal states, run by the pope and supported by the French in central Italy, Lombardy and Veneto regions were ruled by the Austrians as was the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
1744/45)--and his wife were intrepid travellers who, in addition to visiting the obvious sights, travelled to Spain and the Two Sicilies during the 1770s.
With that in mind, here's the possible fixture list: Lapland, Vatican City, Greenland, Kurdish Kurdistan, Iraqi Kurdistan, Occitania, Gozo, Padania, Provence, Kingdom of the Two Sicilies.
Italy remained a patchwork of small states after the post-Napoleonic settlement of Europe in 1815, which gave back the Papal States to the pope and restored the House of Savoy to the kingdom of Piedmont-Sardinia and a branch of the Bourbons to the Two Sicilies (Naples and Sicily).
It also reached well into other areas around the Mediterranean, including the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies and Sardinia.
Sir William Hamilton remains one of the most interesting of George III's ambassadors because he spent thirty-six years in Naples (1764-1800) during which time the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies saw the Napoleonic threat grow and the famous uprising of 1799 which produced Nelson's famous 'betrayal' of the rebels.