Military List Of Second Italian War of Independence Battles

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List of every major Second Italian War of Independence battle, including photos, images, or maps of the most famous Second Italian War of Independence battles when available. While it is not a comprehensive list of all skirmishes, conflicts, or battles that took place in the Second Italian War of Independence, we have tried to include as many military events and actions as possible. All the battles on this Second Italian War of Independence list are currently listed alphabetically, but if you want to find a specific battle you can search for it by using the "search". Information about these Second Italian War of Independence battles are included below as well, such as their specific locations and who was involved in the fight.

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Battle of Magenta is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List Of Second Italian War of Independence Battles
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Battle of Magenta

The Battle of Magenta was fought on 4 June 1859 during the Second Italian War of Independence, resulting in a French-Sardinian victory under Napoleon III against the Austrians under Marshal Ferencz Gyulai. It took place near the town of Magenta in northern Italy on 4 June 1859. Napoleon III's army crossed the Ticino River and outflanked the Austrian right forcing the Austrian army under General Gyulay to retreat. The close nature of the country, a vast spread of orchards cut up by streams and irrigation canals, precluded elaborate maneuver. The Austrians turned every house into a miniature fortress. The brunt of the fighting was borne by 5,000 grenadiers of the French Imperial Guard, still ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Magenta, Italy

Part of: Second Italian War of Independence

Combatants: Second French Empire

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Battle of Montebello

The Battle of Montebello was fought on May 20, 1859 at Montebello. It was a minor engagement of the Second Italian War of Independence, fought between Piedmontese cavalry and French infantry against Austrian troops. The Austrian defeat, despite the greater number, was another sign that Austrian troops were inferior to their enemies. Because of this battle, the Austrian commander in chief was obliged to keep some troops to cover the southern part of the front. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Montebello della Battaglia, Italy

Part of: Second Italian War of Independence

Combatants: Second French Empire

Battle of Palestro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List Of Second Italian War of Independence Battles
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Battle of Palestro

The Battle of Palestro was fought on 30/31 May 1859 between the Austrian Empire and the combined forces of the Kingdom of Sardinia-Piedmont and France. The Franco-Piedmontese forces were victorious. It was fought just south to Palestro, a town in what is now the province of Pavia in northern Italy. ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Palestro, Italy

Part of: Second Italian War of Independence

Combatants: Second French Empire

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Battle of Solferino

The Battle of Solferino on 24 June 1859 resulted in the victory of the allied French Army under Napoleon III and Sardinian Army under Victor Emmanuel II against the Austrian Army under Emperor Franz Joseph I. It was the last major battle in world history where all the armies were under the personal command of their monarchs. Perhaps 300,000 soldiers fought in this important battle, the largest since the Battle of Leipzig in 1813. There were about 130,000 Austrian troops and a combined total of 140,000 French and allied Piedmontese troops. After this battle, the Austrian Emperor refrained from further direct command of the army. The battle led the Swiss Jean-Henri Dunant to write his book, A ...more on Wikipedia

Locations: Solferino, Italy

Part of: Second Italian War of Independence

Combatants: Second French Empire, Kingdom of Sardinia