He was born in Nizza on July 4th, 1807. Since he was a boy he proved to be full of courage. When he was eight he saved a woman who had fallen into a ditch and when he was thirteen avoided the shipwreck of some companions. He had a predilection for physical exercises and sea life. When he was fifteen he embarked as ship-boy. In 1832 he became master. On the occasion of his voyages he knew some Giovine Italia's representatives and become patriot in a short time. ... Click here to continue reading the biography at the Italian-American Web Site of New York.