Kingdom of the Two Sicilies  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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The Kingdom of the Two Sicilies (Template:Lang-nap, Template:Lang-scn, Template:Lang-it), commonly known as the Two Sicilies, was the largest of the Italian states before Italian unification. It lasted until 1860, when it was annexed by the Principality of Piedmont (officially known as Kingdom of Sardinia), which changed its name to the Kingdom of Italy in 1861. The kingdom of the Two Sicilies had its capital in Naples and was commonly referred to in English as the Kingdom of Naples.

The kingdom extended over the southern part of mainland Italy and the island of Sicily. It united two older kingdoms which shared some common history; the Kingdom of Naples, consisting of the southern part of the Italian Peninsula, and the Kingdom of Sicily on the island of Sicily.

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