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Bandiera, Attilio and Emilio, two brothers, born at Venice in the years 1810 and 1815 respectively, of distinguished family, and entered the Austrian navy, in which their father served as an admiral. Animated by the keenest patriotism, and detesting their father's acquiescence in foreign domination, they put themselves in correspondence with Mazzini, then in London. Their letters were opened, and attempts were made to conciliate them, but they escaped from Venice to Corfu, and thence, with twenty companions, landed in Calabria in the hope of stirring up an insurrection. This expedition proved a failure; the brothers, with seven others, were captured, and shot at Cosenza in 1844.