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Joseph Radetzky

(1766—1858)

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Custozza

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Close to Verona, was the scene of an Austrian victory over an Italian army on 24 June 1866. The victorious general was the Archduke Albrecht. The campaign was subsidiary to ...

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FM Ludwig Ritter von Benedek

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(1804–81).

Best known for his disastrous leadership of the Austrian North Army in the 1866 Austro-Prussian war, Benedek had up to that point led a distinguished military career in...

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Italian independence wars

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(1821–70),

also known as il Risorgimento (It., resurgence). Following a period of semi-independence from the Habsburgs, the Bourbons, and the pope at the point of French bayonets,...

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Novara

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Scene of a battle won by the Austrians under Radetzky on 23 March 1849 over Italian forces. See Revolutionen 1848–9.

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Radetzkymarsch

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A novel by J. Roth, published in 1932. It is an ironical and gloomy portrayal of the decline and fall of the Dual Monarchy. The title, which refers to the ...

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Revolutions of 1848

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A series of revolutions in western and central Europe. Revolution erupted first in France, where supporters of universal suffrage and a socialist minority under Louis Blanc caused the...

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Zedlitz, Joseph Christian, Freiherr von

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(Johannesberg, Silesia, 1790–1862, Vienna),

entered the Austrian army at 16 as an officer of hussars and from 1810 devoted himself to the management of his estates. In 1836 he...

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