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Encyclopedia > Battle of Custoza (1848)

The Battle of Custoza (1848) was fought (23-25 July 1848) during the Austro-Sardinian War (also known as First Independence War within Italian unification process) between the armies of the Austrian Empire, led by Field Marshal Radetzky, and of the Kingdom of Sardinia, led by king Charles Albert of Savoy. 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Italian unification, also known as Risorgimento (resurrection), was a historical process by which the Kingdom of Sardinia (ruled by the Savoy dynasty with Turin as its capital) gradually conquered the Italian peninsula, including the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, the Duchy of Modena, the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, the Duchy... Flag of the Habsburg Monarchy, the Austrian Empire until 1867 and of the Austrian part of Austria_Hungary until 1918. ... Joseph Radetzky von Radetz (Czech: Jan Josef Václav hrabě Radecký z Radče) (November 2, 1766 - January 5, 1858) was a Czech nobleman and soldier, immortalised by Johann Strauss Is Radetzky March. ... Kingdom of Sardinia, in 1839: Mainland Piedmont, with Savoia upper left (pink) and Nizza (Nice) lower left (brown) both now French, and Sardinia in the inset The Kingdom of Sardinia is a former kingdom in Italy. ... Charles Albert (October 2, 1798_July 28, 1849) was the Duke of Savoy, Piedmont, Aosta and King of Sardinia from 1831 to 1849. ...


The battle was fought next to Custoza (Verona, nothern Italy) for the control of Venetian plains. The defeat of the Sardininan army caused the retreat of the Italians back to their Piedmont bases, and, with the defeat in Novara, the end of the war. This page is about the city in Italy; for other uses, see Verona (disambiguation). ... The Italian Republic or Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. ... Venetia is a name used mostly in a historical context for the area of north-eastern Italy formerly under the control of the Republic of Venice and corresponding approximately to the present-day Italian administrative regions of the Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. ... Piedmont is a region of northwestern Italy. ...


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Italy - MSN Encarta (2228 words)
In April 1848 Pius IX denounced the war against Austria, and in July the Austrians defeated the Piedmontese army at the Battle of Custozza.
In northern Italy, Austrian armies led by Field Marshal Joseph Radetzky crushed the revolutions in the Battle of Custoza.
His reputation before 1848 rested chiefly on the experience he had gained fighting for the Liberals in Uruguay.
Battle of Custoza (1866) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (177 words)
For the first Battle of Custoza, see Battle of Custoza (1848).
The Battle of Custoza took place on 24 June 1866 during the Italian campaign of the Austro-Prussian War (also known as Third Independence war in the Italian unification process).
The Austrian Empire army, led by Archduke Albert of Habsburg, defeated the Italian army led by Alfonso Ferrero la Marmora and Enrico Cialdini, in spite of the Italians' strong numerical advantage.
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