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.
(place) A former kingdom including Naples (with lower Italy) and Sicily: united with the Kingdom of Italy in 1861
Two-sicilies Sentence Examples
Their presence put an end to the plan for the invasion of the papal states, and Garibaldi unwillingly issued a decree for the plebiscite which was to sanction the incorporation of the Two Sicilies in the Italian realm.
In the 18th century concordats are numerous: there are two for Spain, in 1737 and 1753; two for the duchy of Milan, in 1757 and 1784; one for Poland, in 1736; five for Sardinia and Piedmont, in 1727, 1741, 1742, 1750 and 1770; and one for the kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1741.
This Norman conquest of the two Sicilies forms the most romantic episode in medieval Italian history.