Sadowa and its Aftermath

German Unification

Europe 1866.0722

Sadowa and its Aftermath

German Unification (22 July 1866)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

Three weeks into the war, invading Prussian armies crushed the Austrians at Sadowa (Königgrätz). Austria was forced to divert troops from the south to defend Vienna, allowing the Italians to make a second attempt on their front.

Main Events

Prussia defeats Austria at Sadowa (Königgrätz)

Italians cross the Po, launching renewed invasion of Venetia

Battle of Lissa

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