What was the Name of the Secret Society that was Founded by Guiseppe Mazzini in Berne?

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Updated on: November 14th, 2023

The name of the secret society founded by Guiseppe Mazzini in Berne was Young Europe. Guiseppe Mazzini was an Italian revolutionary who founded two secret societies, the first in Marseille called ‘Young Italy,’ and the second in Berne called ‘Young Europe.’ The ‘Young Europe’ society was a group or gathering of young men from France, Poland, Italy, and some German states who had similar interests and thoughts.

Secret Society founded by Guiseppe Mazzini in Berne

Guiseppe Mazzini established only two secret societies, namely Young Italy and Young Europe. Young Europe was established in Berne following the establishment of Young Italy in Marseille. Guiseppe Mazzini was a liberal who promoted liberal ideas and influenced young people.

  • He supported Italian unification and attempted to spread the same message.
  • He wanted the youth to be involved in revolutionary activities, so he proposed the formation of secret societies where young people with similar interests and ideas could come together and work toward a common goal.
  • His ideas influenced the Italian and European republican movements, the Italian Constitution, Europeanism, and many later politicians, including American President Woodrow Wilson and British Prime Minister David Lloyd George, as well as post-colonial leaders such as Mahatma Gandhi, Veer Savarkar, Golda Meir, David Ben-Gurion, Kwame Nkrumah, Jawaharlal Nehru, and Sun Yat-sen.

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