Gabrio Casati

Gabrio Casati (2 August 1798 – 13 November 1873) was an Italian politician, born in Milan.

Gabrio Casati
2nd Prime Minister of Sardinia
In office
27 July 1848  15 August 1848
Preceded byCesare Balbo
Succeeded byCesare Alfieri di Sostegno
4th Rector of Milan
In office
Preceded byAntonio Durini
Succeeded byFranz Graf von Wimpffen
7th President of the Senate
In office
2 November 1865  21 November 1870
Preceded byGiuseppe Manno
Succeeded byVincenzo Fardella Torrearsa
Personal details
Born(1798-08-02)2 August 1798
Milan, Cisalpine Republic
Died13 November 1873(1873-11-13) (aged 75)
Milan, Kingdom of Italy
Political partyModerate Party
Historical Right

Political career

During the Five Days of Milan he had a primary role and led the temporary government.

He was prime minister of the Kingdom of Sardinia from 27 July to 15 August 1848, during the provisional annexation of Lombardy to Piedmont.

As Minister of Education, he passed the Casati law, which laid the ground for the unitarian Italy mass education system.

He was twice president of the Senate of Italy (8 November 1865 – 13 February 1867, 21 March 1867 – 2 November 1870).


Casati died at Milan, and was interred in Mausoleo Casati Stampa in Muggiò urban cemetery.

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