This name means “attendant at a religious ceremony”. In Roman religion the Camillo (Latin: Camillus, ‘feminine’ Camilla) is the young man who assists the priest during the sacrifice. The Camillo had to be chosen among young people in pre-pubertal, sometimes sons of the priests, must have both parents living (Pueri patrimi et matrimi) and had to be free status. In Roman mythology, Camilla of the Volsci was the daughter of King Metabus and Casmilla. 1) Saint Camillus de Lellis (1550–1614) was an Italian priest who founded a religious Order dedicated to the care of the sick. 2) Camillo Benso, Count of Cavour (1810–1861), generally known as Cavour was an Italian statesman and a leading figure in the movement toward Italian unification. 3) The Lady of the Camellias is a novel by Alexandre Dumas, fils, first published in 1848, and subsequently adapted for the stage.
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