Amatore Sciesa

Milan 1814-Milan 1851. A working-class Milanese upholsterer, he was arrested by the Austrian police on 30 July 1851 for having put up revolutionary posters in the Via Spadari. Under the law on the stage of siege, he was quite disproportionately sentenced to death by hanging. Made to pass under the windows of his home to convince him to reveal his accomplices, he uttered the famous, historic phrase “Tiremm innanz”, “let’s move forward”. The hangman had died, so he was shot.

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