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 Prehistory to 1200 - 1200 to 1700 - 1700 to 1800 - 1800 to present day

A year later, the exiled king (Carlo Emanuele IV) returned to the mainland with the hope of being reinstated in Piedmont. He conceded full power over the island to Carlo Felice and abdicated in favor of his brother Vittorio Emanuele, duke of Aosta. In the following years, and especially in 1812, the city suffered greatly from famine and established a hospice for the poor.

On May 20, 1814, following the Treaty of Fountainbleau, the Savoy monarch returned to Turin, turning over the regency to his wife Maria Teresa. A year later it passed to Carlo Felice, duke of Genevese (who became king of Piedmont on March 12, 1821 after the abdication of his brother Vittorio Emanuele I).

In 1847, Cagliari's General Council petitioned King Carlo Alberto that the Sardinian people "be included in the Italian union" and "given the same rights as mainland subjects."
Demonstrations were held in favor of this "perfect union," and, in Genoa, the king signed the unifying act that sanctioned the following: the end of customs levies, extension to Sardinia of mainland civil and penal legal codes, the abolition of the positions of Viceroy and the Royal Secretary of State and War.

On December 30, 1860, a royal decree removed Cagliari from the list of military strongholds. This opened the debate over the elimination of the bastioned walls.
The final decision condemned those of Marina, Stampace, and Villanova, but saved the walls of Castello. Cagliari became the first city in Italy to have two urban plans, drawn up by the architect Gaetano Cima.

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