Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Brazilian Anita Garibaldi was the comrade-in-arms of her Italian revolutionary husband, Giuseppe in the mid-1800's. A skilled horsewoman and fearless hand-to-hand fighter, especially with a sword, Anita died while in Italy fighting against the restoration of a papal state. She was carrying her fifth child at the time. And years later in Peru, when her husband rode out to celebrate Victor Emanuel II as king of a united Italy, he wore Anita's striped scarf over his gray South American poncho. In-your-face women are hard to forget.