womenwhokickass:

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.

womenwhokickass:

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.