Solferino and its Aftermath

Italian Unification

Europe 1859.0825

Solferino and its Aftermath

Italian Unification (25 August 1859)

Historical Map of Europe & the Mediterranean

After the Austrian defeat at Magenta, the people of Parma, Modena and the northern Papal States rose up in support of Sardinia. However, Austria wasn't finished and at Solferino she inflicted enough damage on the French to help persuade Napoleon III to halt the war. Disgusted, the Sardinian Prime Minister resigned.

Main Events

Duchess exiled from Parma after uprising in favour of Kingdom of Sardinia

Battle of Solferino

Preliminary peace of Villafranca ends fighting in Second Italian War of Independence

Battle of Ghunib

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