Anita Garibaldi: Why she kicks ass
- She was fought in the brazilian army , and was wife and comrade-in-arms of Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. They fought together in various South American battles, in Brazil and Uruguay.
- One of Garibaldi’s comrades described Anita as “an amalgam of two elemental forces…the strength and courage of a man and the charm and tenderness of a woman, manifested by the daring and vigor with which she had brandished her sword and the beautiful oval of her face that trimmed the softness of her extraordinary eyes.”
- After marrying and giving birth to four children, Anita died while pregnant with her fifth child, almost a year after she and Garibaldi returned to fight in Italy in 1848.
- She is remembered as a hero of two worlds- Italy and Brazil.